“Chesham Bois Parish Council is delighted to announce that a licence has been issued to Heatherton House School for the use of Common Land for its Forest School activity. The children will benefit from organised, outdoor learning and we trust that they will enjoy exploring and discovering the biodiversity in the woodland through the changing seasons,” says Councillor Aleksandra King.

Chesham Bois Parish Council has registered a ten-year Woodland Management Plan with the Forestry Commission of England and is keen to improve the public amenity of the Common and other woodlands for which it is responsible. The Plan also aims to enable Forest Schools to use public areas for educational purposes, for which a licence is required.

Heatherton House School and Chesham Bois Parish Council representatives on announcement of licence issued to the school for use of Common Land for Forest School activity

When the licence was signed, Nicola Nicoll (Headteacher of Heatherton School) and Chris Grimsdale (Estate Development Director) from the Berkhamsted Schools Group said:

“We are delighted to have worked closely with Chesham Bois Parish Council to establish the opportunity for Heatherton School to have access to our local woodland. Through a collaborative process, the Parish Council has granted its first licence to Heatherton allowing for outdoor lessons and Forest School activities on Common land owned by the Council. The agreement of this licence is an example of the Parish Council and Heatherton’s commitment and desire to educate and connect the next generation to essential Green issues. We wish to share with our pupils the ever-growing importance of the protection and understanding of the environment, ecology and benefits of natural beauty to all aspects of our lives and, most importantly, for them to develop a life-long love of planet Earth.

Berkhamsted Schools Group, of which Heatherton is part, look forward to continuing to work with the Parish Council to help maintain the woods as part of the license agreement in order to ensure that the ecology and habitats of the woodlands are protected for future generations to be able to enjoy the benefits of this area of natural beauty. “

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

The external audit of the 2020/21 accounts has now been completed by PKF Littlejohn LLP.  You can view all the relevant documents on the Council Finance page of our website.


Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Chesham Bois Parish Council has received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. The National Association of Local Council’s Foundation Award recognises that Chesham Bois Parish Council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Moreover, Chesham Bois Parish Council goes above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

We welcome two new councillors by co-option at the 12 July 2021 Council Meeting.

Aleksandra King and Lesley Winrow were elected from 5 strong candidates. Congratulations to them both.

The Council now has its full quota of eleven Councillors again and looks forward to working together to promote the interests and well-being of the parish

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Chesham Bois Parish Councillor has two parish councillor vacancies.

The role of a Parish Councillor is to bring local issues to the attention of the Council and to help make decisions on behalf of the community. You will need to be able to attend the monthly Parish Council meetings and spend extra time on areas of specialism or interest. Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than experience.

You must be aged 18 or over, an elector, and have been a resident or worked within 3 miles of the Parish for the past year. The post is unpaid.