"15 users in the last 15 minutes", and not one left a comment or message. I 'look in' whenever I am on the computer hoping for something new to read. Have all our Amersham Forum readers 'gone to facebook'? I hope not,
Hi, I have a few questions to ask and was hoping that you kind people can help me here. We have been living in Australia for 15 years now and have decided to come back to the UK due to family being ill and husband getting a new job at Heathrow to be near his family. We will be looking for a home to rent and schools for our boys who are 12, 10 and 8. Can you tell me the best area to live to get into the good schools for the boys? Also, there doesn't seem to be much suitable property for rent in Amersham at the moment we are hoping that this is because its Christmas. My husband comes back end of Jan and will live with his family until I come back approx two weeks later. We may have to rent temp accommodation until a suitable home becomes available. Can you recommend me the best agent to contact regarding rental properties? Also my son who is 12 is crazy about football, are there local teams for him to join? Its a big step moving back with no home, no furniture, and no one to help because his parents are too sick to ask them to do anything for us. Anyway I really appreciate your help.
Picking up the challenge from the tread 'why doesn't anyone use the lounge?', I thought I'd lose my lounge virginity here and start a new unrelated to Amersham thread, and see if it does spark a bit of a debate.
As we now face what might be the break up of the UK, last weekend I ended up in ever heated conversation into the relative merits (or otherwise) of the possibility of Scotland voting for full independence and what the implications would be for the rest of the UK if they do. One of the sub-topics was the matter of Scottish education subsidies;
As I have two Children coming up for University age I have to admit it's irritated me enormously that we seem for the last few years or so to have effectively used UK taxes to subsidise the higher Education sector in Scotland so that Scottish students don't pay University fees. And it gets worse; I learned to my annoyance that as well as the freebie the Scottish Students get, other EU students who attend Scottish Uni's get exactly the same - NIL fees! However, despite this, English Students would have to pay the full amount.
Should the Scots vote to stay, isn't it beyond time that this whole constitutional issue of Scottish subsidies, Scottish MP's voting on purely English matters be bought to a head?
The more I consider the issue, the more I think the sooner Scotland breaks up the Union, the better.
How does everyone else feel?
Does anyone know what possessed the council to install this stuff?! Every pedestrian seems to think it a crossing and every driver thinks it isn't. Seems to me that they are an accident waiting to happen!!
Owners retiring. Indian restaurant to open at the same site.Pity..enjoyed some very good nights there.
Does anyone know who I'd need to contact to discuss having a stall at the Old Amersham Market on Saturday mornings?
Please could anyone recommend a good local Line Dance Caller for a private party. Someone who supplies all the music and also can do a normal disco afterwards would be great.
I thought I would let you all know that (http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/rubbishandrecyclingnews) have removed the recycling bins at the station car park.
Copy and paste from their website:
"The recycling centre at the multi-storey car park on King George V Road in Amersham has experienced a number of issues including fly-tipping, vandalism, illegal deposit of trade waste and the presence of unauthorised or 'rogue' banks. We conducted a public consultation into the current usage and future of the site
The overall response strongly supported the removal of the recycling bins and therefore the bins were removed in the next coming weeks. You will no longer be able to recycle at this site. Please use your household recycling collection or your nearest recycling centres at;
- Community Centre Car Park, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham
From my research to date I have not really been able to find a opportunity for slightly older players whose asperations of being spotted by a talent scout are a far distance memory and are more likely are now pinning their hopes on their next generation to bring glory to the family name!
I would therefore like to find out if there are any like minder players who:
Would like a bit of a friendly (but still competitive game) without needing to join a league etc and risk the broken limbs that end to come with it
Will have to work around other commitments ( family etc), but would enjoy the chance to play fairly regular football when the opportunity arises
Will have the prime focus on making some sort of effort on the exrcise front, but hate the thought of running endless kms on a treadmill!
If there is enough interest I was thinking of starting with a Sunday morning kickabout in one of the Amersham parks, and if the pool of players grows big enough perhaps booking a pitch going forward.
In the past I have played with a few friends where we block booked a 7 aside pitch, and then had a pool of about 16-18 players who shared the cost on either a pre-pay or pay as you go basis, which worked well as not everyone could play every week but there generally always enough people available to make a meaningful match each week.
Let me know if you wuld be interested and if I get some interest will look to set up a first session the next few weeks.
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I am a Governor at Woodside Junior school in Amersham. I also have child who attends the school.
At the request of the Head Teacher and the schools' Board of Governors, I have created this topic with the objective of providing information about the school to Parents, Prospective Parents, students and , and the general community.
Please feel free to post any queries, questions, or comments you may have about our school : We welcome questions on
or any other issue relevant to our school.
I have seen reports that parcels left by delivery companues / Royal Mail outside houses have been stolen in the area around Highfield Close, Grimsdell's Lane. Sad, but if possible it may be worth putting special instructions on any deliveries you are having for the delivery company not to leave the parcel outside your house.
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