Category Archives: Environment

Climate Action Day – Saturday 23rd March

February 12, 2024

Students from Amersham School, Dr Challoner’s High School and Dr Challoners Grammar School (DCGS) are taking over this year’s Climate Action Day on Saturday 23rd March. We are currently finalising details but can tell you that there will be a clothes swap, toy swap and fashion show, plus displays from each school highlighting specific environmental […]

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Update From The Community Allotment

February 1, 2024

The girls from Alfriston School worked so hard at the community allotment last week, helping to clear lots of old, rotten wood before making a start on sanding the picnic table and bench, as well as entertaining everyone with some beautiful singing! The benefit of working with your hands on mental health is well documented. […]

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Looking For Budding Young Artists!

February 1, 2024

Do you know a budding artist aged 11 or under? Amersham in Bloom are inviting you to create one of two logos for either ‘Woodside Community Allotment’ or ‘Spud Club’, the soon-to-be launched children’s gardening club. The logos will be used for signage on site as well as for marketing purposes. Up for the challenge? […]

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Christmas Tree Recycling Raises Over £3,300!

January 17, 2024

A huge thank you to everyone that supported the Council’s Christmas tree collection and recycling initiative. In total over £3,300 was raised which will help fund many of our sustainable projects that we planned for the next year. All of the trees that the depot team collected (over 500 in total), and that were dropped […]

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Tips For A Greener Christmas

December 19, 2023

Here are just a few ideas of how to avoid waste and reduce your carbon footprint this Christmas. Real or fake trees – the age-old question. In terms of carbon it’s much better to go for a real one as long as it is disposed of correctly after Christmas, by wood-chipping, burning or better still […]

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December 18, 2023

Following the success of this year’s Christmas tree recycling initiative, we are offering the same service again in January. For a £6 donation, the depot team will collect your Christmas tree, convert it to compost using our Eco Green Shredder, and use the by-product to mulch trees and flowerbeds around Amersham. Last year we generated […]

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Tiny Urban Forest and Winter Garden

December 14, 2023

In late November, we added the final few plants to complete (for this season) the ‘Tiny Urban Forest and Winter Garden’ on the verge opposite Amersham Station in Chiltern Ave. This pocket forest comprises 20 Himalayan birch trees (Betula utilis jacquemontii ‘Snow Queen’) and one Tibetan Cherry (Prunus Serrula). The trees, with their wonderful white […]

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Don’t Throw Away – Recycle Today!

October 25, 2023

Amersham Town Council, working with Medic to Medic charity, has helped to recycle over 185kgs of recyclable items that would otherwise go to landfill. Thank you! Please keep up the good work.

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New Mini Urban Forest Near Amersham Station!

October 17, 2023

Last week, we completed phase one of an exciting project to create a mini urban forest on the verge opposite Amersham Station in Chiltern Ave. The verge, despite being relatively narrow, proved the perfect location for a ‘pocket forest’. Providing a wow factor winter with its vivid white bark, nine Himalayan birch trees (Betula utilis […]

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The Great Giveaway!

September 26, 2023

Have you joined the great recycling scheme, and RECYCLED used pens, felt-tips, toothpaste tubes and dozens of other household items, instead of throwing them into the rubbish bin? In just two weeks THESE two big bags of pens were collected at St Michael & All Angels church, as part of the scheme promoted by Amersham […]

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