Monday, February 22nd, 2021

The National Association of Local Councils are inviting people to join viral sensation Jackie Weaver, and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your local council. This free event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, a councillor’s role and how to become one. Register now http://nalc.gov.uk/makeachange

Chesham Bois Burial Ground is one of Chesham Bois’ best kept secrets. Even though it has been open since 1924, many local residents do not realise where it is or the fascinating history of the characters who have been associated with it, or the diversity of services which it provides.

The Burial Ground is holding an Open Day as part of the National Heritage Open Day festival.  Come and meet the team who look after it, and who will have copies of all the Burial records to answer any family history questions. Help and advice is also on hand for those who might be interested in reserving a plot for the future.   Information will be available about some of the notable people who are buried here, including our four Commonwealth War Graves. Visit the Chapel, which is usually closed except for funeral services, and take the time to remember a loved one or sit in quiet reflection. Meanwhile our rare chalk grassland meadow hosts a diversity of wildflowers and wildlife – some of them quite rare – and spotters guides will be available for you to track them down.

There is plenty of space for visitors to social distance when visiting the Burial Ground. There will be a restriction on numbers of people from different households able to enter the Chapel and view the Book of Remembrance at any one time, with a queuing system outside as appropriate.  The Burial Ground is situated just off Bois Moor Road (nearest Sat Nav HP5 1SU). 

The open day event is being organised by Chesham Bois Parish Council in association with the national Heritage Open Days festival. It is featured on the website https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/chesham-bois-burial-ground-open-day       

Monday, August 10th, 2020

The external audit of the 2019/20 accounts has now been completed by PKF Littlejohn LLP.  You can view all the relevant documents on the Council Finance page of our website or by clicking here.


Friday, July 10th, 2020

Are there people you could protect directly or people within your community who you could encourage to join the fight against scams?

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are are offering 2 “Friends Against Scam” courses and 1 “Scam Champion Training” course and would be pleased to welcome you to join one of these:

·         Scam Champion Training – 16th July 2020, 10:30 – 12:30

·         Friends Against Scams – 20th July 2020, 10:30 – 12:00

·         Friends Against Scams – 31st July 2020, 13:00 – 14:30

The “Friends against Scams” courses raise awareness of scams and what to look out for and is aimed at anyone who would like to learn more about scams and how to deal with the different ones operating. After the course you will be recognised as a “friend” of the scheme and will be encouraged to talk to your friends and family about it, to help others become more scam aware.

The “Scam Champion” training is a more in depth course and is aimed at those who would like to deliver the “Friends against Scams” training to others. It will give you the tools and resources to enable you to deliver the training either to your friends and communities and/or as a volunteer for Trading Standards. You will need to have carried out the online Friends training which can be found on the website at https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/training/friends-elearning

All sessions will be live, interactive and hosted via Microsoft Teams. Please note, that Microsoft Teams is accessible to all and, unless using a mobile phone, does not require the downloaded application in order to join the session. Joining instructions will be sent upon confirmation of attendance.

Please contact natalie1.webb@surreycc.gov.uk to book a place.

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Parking enforcement on roads and car parks to recommence fully from 22 June.

As residents get back to work and high streets reopen, Buckinghamshire Council has announced that free parking in all council owned car parks and on-street pay and display bays will continue until Saturday 1 August.  The Council reinstated on-street car parking enforcement from 15 June and will reinstate enforcement across all 84 car parks from Monday 22 June and anyone parking illegally in a disabled bay, vehicle charging bay, restricted area, etc will receive a penalty charge notice.

To find details of Buckinghamshire Council owned car parks go to: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/parking/car-parks/

Each year the Parish Council complete an Annual Governance & Accountability Return which is reviewed by an external auditor.   Any interested person has a right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records and electors have the opportunity to question the external auditors.

The accounting records will be available for inspection between Monday 15th June and Friday 24th July 2020.  Please see http://Notice of Public Rights & Publicatio of Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019/20

https://www.cheshamboispc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Chesham-Bois-Parish-Council-Accounting-Statement-2019_2020-1.pdf

Waste collection services from outside people’s homes are now all back up and running across Buckinghamshire for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak.

This covers:

  • Refuse bin collections
  • Recycling bin collections
  • Food waste
  • Bulky waste collections
  • Green waste collections
  • Bin deliveries