Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: MS Teams Virtual Meeting

Contact: Christina Beevers 


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Chairman's Welcome & Introductions


The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting and asked speakers to introduce themselves and their organisation prior to speaking.



Apologies for Absence


Mr C Jackson- Buckinghamshire Council; Ms J Burton- Buckinghamshire Council; Mr D Phillips- Buckinghamshire Council;

Mr B Drew- Little Chalfont Parish Council: Mr M Crowe in substitution. 





Declarations of Interest

To disclose any Personal or Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.



Ms M Harker OBE declared an interest as the Chairman of Community Impact Bucks.



Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 512 KB

To agree the minutes of the last meeting.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 10 September were AGREED as an accurate record.


Mr G Williams gave an overview of an additional report provided due to an update of Covid-19 due to start on Wednesday 05 November. The report was appended to the minutes.



Neighbourhood Matters

Questions from members of the public to be submitted in advance of the meeting to


Pre submitted questions were reviewed.



Chiltern Voice Presentation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To be presented by David Rees, Director- Chiltern Voice.



Mr D Rees from Chiltern Voice gave an update, slides appended to the minutes.



Updates from Sub-Groups

To be presented by members of the sub-groups



The Chairman gave an overview of the presentation appended to the minutes.


It was confirmed there was a Facebook page and a direct email address for the Community Board-


Ms M Turner gave a brief update on the Amersham Coronavirus Help Group.

Mr R Funk gave a brief update on the Little Chalfont Good Neighbours Group and the Coronavirus Facebook help group.


Community Board Funding Applications for Approval pdf icon PDF 493 KB

Additional documents:


The Chairman gave an overview of the funding applications received.


There was an in-depth discussion on the funding applications, they were resolved as follows.




Voices and Choices- AGREED

Citizens Advice Bureau- AGREED

Little Chiltern Community Association- AGREED

Chiltern Voice- AGREED


The Chairman advised of projects in the pipeline that would be looking at submitting funding applications:


       Restore Hope Christmas Family Food and Activities

       Chiltern Rangers working with local schools such as Stony Dean and St Mary’s

       Chiltern Arts March 2021 concert in the local Church

       Amersham Scout Hut development

       The Fitness Garden activities support to older people

       Amersham Oakfield Corner display

       Little Chalfont Nature Park CCTV

       Amersham Museum Shopping Before Plastic Project



Date of Next Meeting

18 February 2021- 7pm.

Venue to be confirmed.



It was confirmed that Remembrance Day ceremonies were still happening across the board area, but these would be private rather than public and would follow government guidelines.


MS M Harker asked the board if they would be willing to accept a last-minute application for funding to support radio Christmas in the area. The Chairman confirmed the Board would be happy to accept this and deal with it virtually.


Thursday 18 February 2021 7-8.30pm.

MS Teams Virtual Meeting.