Who does what?

Amersham Town Council is the parish authority for the town of Amersham – the second tier of local Government, after Buckinghamshire Council. The Town Council forms the closest links with the community and we often work in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council for the benefit of the town.

This brief explanation of who does what will help explain who does what, and how you can access services outside our responsibility:


  • Allotments
  • Burial Grounds
  • Public Benches
  • Markets (Old Amersham Only)
  • Recreation, Sports and Open Spaces
  • Halls and Pavilions
  • Footway lighting and street lights
  • War Memorials
  • Civic Events, Mayoral Duties
  • …plus lots more!


  • Collection of Council tax and rates
  • Environmental Health
  • Local Plans
  • Planning Applications
  • Public Conveniences
  • Tourism
  • Car Parks
  • Waste Collection, Recycling
  • Education
  • Fire
  • Highways – maintenance, traffic management and lighting
  • Libraries
  • Recreation, Arts and Museums
  • Social Services
  • Strategic Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Transport
  • Waste Disposal

How can we help you?

The Town Council offers a range of good value services and facilities to Amersham residents and visitors.

We are committed to improving the quality of our facilities and we value your comments and feedback on future improvements.

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