Kings Chapel Wedding Open Day
Join us on Sunday 22nd February to discover the newly
launched Kings Chapel wedding venue. Nestled within the
quaint market town of Old Amersham in Buckinghamshire,
the stunningly converted 18th chapel is a wedding venue
with uniqueness and charm.
Take a tour of the versatile venue, discuss your plans
with our professional wedding coordinators, and be
inspired by our handpicked supplier exhibits. Plus take
the opportunity to sample our highly praised catering
with complimentary Prosecco and Canape's on arrival.
date: Sunday 22nd February 2015
time: 11am - 3pm
venue: Kings Chapel
30 High Street
From the Amersham Society
Chiltern District Council are consulting on a Local Plan 2014-2036 http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/localplan2014-2036 and want to collect as many views as possible from local people to shape the decisions that will need to be taken to increase housing, maintain business and provide education, leisure and other infrastructure for a growing population.
there is a Forum on Tuesday 24 February 7.30 – 9.00 at Chiltern District Council Offices in Amersham-on-the-Hill which is relevant to Amersham residents.
For more informtion about this event see our web site http://www.amershamsociety.org/
If you intend coming, please e-mail email@example.com so that we can make sure the room is set out for appropriate numbers.
The Amersham Society is working with other voluntary organisations including Amersham and District Residents Association, Chesham Society, Old Amersham Community Revitalisation Group and Amersham Action Group to encourage maximum participation in this consultation.
Go along to
Amersham Action Group’s Public Consultation and Information Day
at Amersham Free Church Hall
on Saturday 28 February 11.00 am—5.00 pm
A couple of points in the article I was curious about. It says there were only 5 responses to the consultation. Whereas I think a consultation is good, the cost per response must be quite high. What could be done to get more people involved and responding?
The article also states the traffic island on Station Approach will be removed. Does this mean the road will be very wide? There would be zig zag markings stopping people parking by the zebra. I can see that going down well with people parking and waiting outside the station. Unless parking restrictions are enforced then won't the number of cars waiting in the area cause more disruption than they currently do?
Just wondering if anyone has children going to the above schools or knows anything about them. We have moved from overseas and will be moving into a property in Winchmore Hill, Amersham. After checking apparently these are the nearest schools for my boys. My oldest son is quite sporty and I was wondering if Beaconsfield would be suitable for him. Had a look online at both schools and they seem quite nice. Also, my eldest is entitled to bus service, does anyone use this and what it is like??
I have emailed the school and the council of the process to apply for a school in are area so will wait and see what they say also.
Horsemoor Lane, Winchmore Hill, Amersham, HP7
New Art Classes starting in Ashley Green Memorial Hall.
An initial ten-week course for anyone wanting to develop their painting ability and ideas.
Experienced art tutor with a variety of approaches. Come along and see! Please
phone or email first.
date: 23rd February 2015
time: 10am-1pm and 2pm- 5pm
venue: 21 HIgham Road
cost: First session Free!
Amerhsam Concert Club
Chamber Music Concert
Martyn Jackson, violin and Alison Rhind, piano
Mozart Sonata in G K. 379
Debussy Sonata in G minor
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Elgar Sonata in E minor
Ysaye Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse de Saint-Saens
date: 7th February 2015
time: 8 pm
venue: Dr Challoner s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, HP7 9QB
cost: £15, free for Students
As has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum, the road surface on Hill Avnue is bad (also along with the side road by Tesco). I have heard that it may get fixed when they do the new crossing by the station. However, I can't find any confirmation about this. If anyone hears anything ...!
Particularly like this one showing haystacks in the field behind teh cemetary in the old town
main site here
There is a new section for crime news and information in the News & Views Forum.
Posts from Thames Valley Police press releases which relate to Amersham may be posted there, along with any other information readers may find of interest and appeals for information.
Their report can hopefully be seen at
There has been a small film crew filming a "short film" behind Tesco and in the Dovecote car park these last few days. It has been interesting watching them while on the school run as it has been quite varied: a fight in the car park and a wheelchair on the path over the bridge behind Tesco.
I wonder if anyone managed to get any more detail as to what was being filmed?
I'm going to start with this - I don't eat fish, any seafood in fact so when I use the term fish and chip (shop) I mean the type of shop, not one that specifically and exclusively sells fish. Chippy is a better word, I expect.
Nautica is closing - we know this, so where are we going to go for our fish and chips? Nautica provided a wide range of food (ie, lots of stuff besides what you get in a chippy) at a decent price and they served quickly and efficiently. Sure, it wasn't gourmet gear, but it never was expected to be.
I've been into the one near the WV dealership in Little Chalfont and that was excellent, though it took ages to get served. I can't remember it's name though and streetview is not working well on my laptop at work.
I was also told there's a good one in Chesham, run by a Chinese family, but don't know the name or location of that either.
Does anyone know of these two, or of other good chippys?
edit: Found the LC one. I think it's called Seaworld Fish 'N' Chips, on Burtons Lane, a few doors down from the Oriental carpet shop
edit2 And I think I've found the Chesham one too. Hings on Waterside?
Warning To Vehicle Owners To Be Vigilant Following Thefts Of Catalytic Converters From Motor Vehicles In Amersham
Thames Valley Police is warning vehicle owners to be vigilant following a spate of thefts of catalytic converters from motor vehicles in Amersham, Chesham and Little Chalfont areas. All incidents have occurred during late evening / early morning and offenders have targeted Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan and Ford Galaxy models.
Catalytic converters contain small amounts of three precious metals: platinum, palladium and rhodium. The price of these metals has soared in recent years, and so thieves will target vehicles with a higher clearance to gain a substantial return for a few minutes work.
There are lots of actions you can take to help keep your vehicle safe:
- Where possible, park in your garage.
- Alternatively, park in a location that restricts access underneath your vehicle.
- If your catalytic converter is ‘bolt-on’, you can have the bolts welded shut.
- Identify / etch your converter with a unique serial number and advertise that the vehicle has been protected (window stickers).
- Consider security lighting.
- Consider the installation of CCTV to protect your vehicle.
If you have any information please contact PC 6195 Adam Thomas via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
A fresh campaign has been started by Amersham Action Group to get a lift in Amersham Station. As you may know, those returning or arriving from London need to negotiate steep steps to get out of the station. It is virtually impossible for some and poses great difficulty for the elderly and others with prams or luggage or shopping.
ADRA [Amersham & District Residents Association] wrote to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, last year to resume the construction work that was abandoned a few years ago. We hope a fresh campaign strongly supported by residents and others affected via a Petition will help us present a stronger case.
Please respond to the on line petition at : www.petitions24.com/ALiftForAmershamStation
Also, please forward these details tor family, friends , business acquaintances etc. who may be affected with a request to respond.
ADRA [Amersham & District Residents Association]
Heatherton House School Open Day 2 & 3 October 10am-noon
Heatherton House School
Tel 01494 726433
Heatherton House School Open Day 6 & 7 March, 10am-noon
Heatherton House School
Tel 01494 726433
The Chiltern Camerata with the Camerata Consort of singers, conductor, Sam Laughton perform
J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor
venue: All Saints Parish Church, Church Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6RF
cost: Tickets (unreserved) £12 (£10 concessions).
tel: 01494 883112
If you need to redesign your home then look no further as I offer very competitive prices to suit all budgets. I am based in Amersham but also provide my services in the wider counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire.
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I've just had an invitation to join streetlife.com. It's a social networking site that automatically connects you with others in your area without having to 'friend' them. It maybe looks a bit better than this forum but it presents a continuous stream of messages (like Twitter I think) so there is no categorisation or ability to look up something from last year. Maybe we should be cheeky and post links to this forum and hope to increase our membership.
Amersham Museum talk on Amersham Town Band – 12 February
Continuing Amersham Museum’s successful series of talks on the Amersham area, the February Winter’s Tales talk is on the history and future of Amersham Town Band.
Band archivist, Caroline Perkins, and Band Chairman, Fred Harrison, will share the history of Amersham Town Band (which dates back to around 1845). They will illustrate their talk with some interesting artefacts and instruments. The talk, which takes place on Thursday 12th February, will also present plans for the band’s future.
This talk will take place in the Amersham Market Hall, High Street, Amersham, HP7 0EF.
Tickets are available from 01494 727409 or firstname.lastname@example.org priced at £7.50 per person or £5 per person for Friends of the Museum.
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