Category Archives: Environment

Just One Thing……

January 27, 2023

Have those New Year’s resolutions lasted? If we each were to pick just one thing and pursue it through the year, we could make a real difference to our environment and help reduce our carbon footprint. How about these suggestions: 1 Buy a reusable cup for those takeaway drinks. If you keep it by your […]

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Coffee Doesn’t Have To Cost The Earth

January 16, 2023

If your New Year’s resolutions are already flagging, how about taking small steps towards a sustainable habit that benefits the planet? Just remember to drop your reusable cup in your bag before you head out!

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Amersham Recycles for Medic to Medic

January 5, 2023

2022 saw Amersham Town Council working with Amersham Recycles for Medic to Medic, by installing collection points in Amersham on the Hill for various items that cannot be recycled by Buckinghamshire Council. Throughout 2022 four local retailers agreed to collect the following items: We have also had help from Woodside Junior School with the collection […]

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Wishing you a Happy Waste-Not Christmas

December 9, 2022

There are lots of ways to minimise waste at Christmas time and help the environment along the way. Here are a few ideas: Presents may be re-useable, recyclable or pre-loved. How about re-useable cups, for all the family?  And together save countless takeaway cups that would be thrown away in the year to come! Avoid […]

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Tidying Pondwicks With The Chilterns Green Gym

December 1, 2022

It was great to spend a morning in Pondwicks, Old Amersham, with the Chilterns Green Gym (TCV – The Conservation Volunteers), practicing the ancient way of mowing—scything. It was wonderfully quiet with only the sound of swishing and the occasional blade sharpening breaking the silence. Similarly, swapping out noisy, fuel-guzzling machinery for a simple blade […]

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30,000 Newly Planted Bulbs In Our Town!

November 11, 2022

Over the past couple of weeks, the Town Council team, bloom volunteers and pupils from Stony Dean School have joined forces to plant over 30,000 bulbs- tulips, daffodils (including native narcissi), crocuses and native bluebells- in the beds (including beneath many street signs), tubs and planters around town. Many of the bulbs are those lifted […]

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Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Bed Information Board Installed!

November 7, 2022

It is fantastic to finally install an information board at the Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Bed, Sycamore Corner. Be sure to have a read when you are passing. Huge thanks to those who helped fund the project- Amersham Action Group, Barnett Waddingham, Amersham and District Residents Association and Rotary in Amersham. We would also like to […]

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Careful with the Cooker

November 1, 2022

We are all looking at ways to save energy, save money and care for the environment. In the kitchen at Amersham Town Council’s office we are careful only to fill the kettle as far as necessary, rather than to the top. When making tea or coffee, most of us fill the kettle right up. This means, […]

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Britain in Bloom Awards 2022

October 11, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Amersham has been crowned the overall Winner at the 2022 UK Finals of Britain in Bloom. In addition to this amazing accolade, Amersham was also named the winner of the Children and Young People’s Participation Award and the RHS discretionary Sustainable Gardening Award. RHS Community Gardening A quite remarkable […]

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An Apple A Day….

September 29, 2022

Apples are very nutritious and right now they are plentiful. Many trees have a bumper crop this year. Let’s not let them go to waste! If you have an apple tree, and more apples than you can use, why not share you produce with others who would benefit too. Whether it’s putting a box out […]

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