Amersham & Villages Community Board

Chair: Mark Dormer

Deputy Chair: Mark Flys

Board Manager: Lizzie Wright

Email: [email protected]

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The full Community Board membership and details of meetings is available on the Local Democracy Amersham & Villages Community Board page.

The Amersham & Villages Community Board covers the following town and parish areas:

  • Amersham
  • Chesham Bois
  • Little Chalfont
  • Coleshill

View our map to check the area or parish that you live in.

Our priorities

Each year we will look at what matters to our local area the most, using data and local intelligence to help us determine the priorities our board will focus on. Some of this information can be found in the Amersham & Villages Community Board Profile (PDF document) and Amersham Public Health Profile. We will involve residents, partners, local groups and organisations in understanding what the local issues and priorities are.

Priorities for 2024 to 2025 are:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Improving the environment
  • Community resilience
  • Opportunities for young people

These priorities will help us determine where we take action and allocate funding to improve the local area.

Volunteering opportunities

Amersham and the surrounding villages are home to a thriving community, one that is supported by many fantastic local organisations delivering a variety of activities and initiatives to benefit local residents.

Many of these organisations rely on the support of volunteers, and we need your help to give them a boost.

Have you ever thought about the benefits that volunteering could bring to you? There are so many reasons people volunteer.

  • Are you new to the area, want to make new connections, and get to know your community?
  • Are you retiring soon and looking for a new purpose or challenge?
  • If you're looking for a new career path, why not learn some additional skills through volunteering?
  • Are you leaving school or university and need to boost your CV? Volunteering looks great in the eyes of prospective employers
  • If you're returning to work from a period of long-term leave, why not ease yourself gently back into a routine through volunteering?
  • Do you get a buzz from helping people? There are so many charities and community groups making a big a difference to the lives of others
  • Do you want to be more active, but lack the motivation in the gym? You could volunteer outdoors, such as gardening or at a sports club

We hosted a volunteer recruitment day, on Wednesday 5 June 2024 that was attended by over 30 organisations who spoke to residents about the opportunities available to them to get involved locally.

View a digital copy of our brochure (PDF, 2.93MB) to find out more about the local groups who attended and how to contact each organisation.

Taking action

We take actions on issues linked to our priorities. To do this, we encourage task and finish groups that bring together board members and representatives from the community and relevant partner organisations.

If you're interested in getting involved with or leading a task and finish group, or would like to discuss an idea you may have for a project:

View the community board action plan (DOCX, 277 KB) to see the project areas that the board have discussed and are aiming to achieve this year, with the support of and to benefit the local community.

View and report policing issues via the local forum

The Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum provides a platform for effective communication between residents and Neighbourhood Policing across the Chiltern & South Bucks Local Policing Area (C&SB LPA).

Their work can also provide insights to the Community Board about policing matters in our area which can help set the local priorities for the Board each year.

View more about the forum and it's work on the Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum.

Get Involved

If you join your community board, you'll be able to have your say on issues that affect your area. How involved you become is up to you. We'll:

  • invite you to our board meetings and events
  • give you the opportunity to get involved with our working groups
  • let you know about local consultations
  • share information on funding for communities

If you would like to find out more about your local Community Board, contact us at [email protected].

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