Burial Grounds Heritage Day

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The Heritage Open Day for our unique Burial Grounds in beautiful Chilterns countryside was a resounding success, with 120+ visitors enjoying history tours from Alison Bailey, of the Amersham Museum and Cathy Wolveridge’s wildlife tours of the grounds and the adjacent chalkland meadow. The beautiful 1920s Chapel (which is usually closed except for funeral services) was crowded […] [Read full article…]

Common & Woodland Management Plan Consultation

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

There was a good turnout for last week’s Common & Woodland consultation, despite the bitterly cold weather. Councillor Clive Thomas outlined the long-term Management Plan and took questions from local residents. Residents were given copies of the plan and maps detailing the areas requiring the various levels of work were displayed for everyone to examine. […] [Read full article…]

Chesham Bois in snow

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Please see some photos of wintery scenes in the village. [Read full article…]

Christmas Lights Event

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

The Christmas Lights event was very well attended, despite really cold conditions. Everyone gathered around the Norwegian Fir tree adjacent to the War Memorial. Soft drinks for the kids and warm mulled wine for the adults were served by councillors, along with mince pies and chocolate treats. Chesham Bois C of E Combined School children began […] [Read full article…]

Common & Woodlands Management Plan

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Management Plan for Chesham Bois Common and Woodlands At the turn of the last century you could see across the Common from North Road to South Road; there were a few trees and some gorse but mainly grass. When grazing stopped saplings could grow and gradually trees self-seeded and the wooded area expanded, particularly with […] [Read full article…]

Bee Hive on the Common

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A large, mature ash tree on Chesham Bois Common was damaged during recent high winds. We arranged for the tree to be examined by an arboriculturalist, who identified significant rot. The examination also identified a bee hive about 20 feet up, in a hollow in the trunk. So, as the tree was being slowly felled on Monday, a […] [Read full article…]

Frogs and Ducks

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Visitors to Bricky Pond will have noticed the large clumps of frog spawn and young frogs enjoying the pond. There are, also, two pairs of ducks nesting in the pond’s perimeter. Recent maintenance of the pond has cleaned up the water and removed the algae, allowing wildlife to flourish. We hope visitors to the pond […] [Read full article…]

New Common Footpath

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Work has begun on the new footpath that connects North Road to the junction of South Road and the Amersham Road, via the cricket field. The footpath is used daily by schoolchildren and residents walking to Amersham and back. The woodland trail is often a muddy quagmire for much of the year, so the path […] [Read full article…]

Spring Common Clear Up

Monday, March 6th, 2017

A fantastic turnout of around 80 volunteers turned up on a sunny, Saturday morning for the village spring clean-up. Helpers included Chesham Bois brownies/girl guides, pupils from The Beacon School and local residents.  Despite the very muddy paths of the Common and the woods, we collected over 20 bags of rubbish. It was especially good to see so many young […] [Read full article…]

Speed Monitor Data & Analysis

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Speed Monitoring Chesham Bois Parish Council is committed to maintaining road safety for all users and invested in a speed monitoring sign to make drivers aware of the speed they are travelling at. The sign has been in use since January 2016 in North Road and Bois Lane and a summary of the data is […] [Read full article…]