Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual Teams Meeting

Contact: Lizzie Wright (Community Board Co-ordinator)  Anne-Marie Kenward (Democractic Services Support)


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Apologies/Declarations of Interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Apologies were received from Mr M Armstrong (Amersham Action Group), Ms A Brown (Amersham Retailers Group), Cllr T Butcher, Mr P Clark (Friends of Amersham Health Centre), Ms I Livarski, (Chiltern Rangers), Mr C Morgan (Local Resident), Ms D Rutter (Chiltern Foodbank), Ms S Simmons (Action4Youth) and Sgt D Walsh (Thames Valley Police)




Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 566 KB

To  agree the minutes of the meeting held 18 February 2021.


Minutes from the meeting held 18 February 2021 were AGREED as an accurate record.




Setting the scene and recap from last year.


The Chairman welcomed attendees to the meeting.



Areas of Focus and Action Group for 21/22 pdf icon PDF 740 KB

Discussion around the local priorities within these key areas:

· Economic recovery

· Environment and climate change

· Health and Wellbeing

· Transport

· Next Steps


Additional documents:


Ms L Wright, Community Board co-ordinator, and Ms R Matthews gave a presentation, a copy of which would be appended to these minutes.


The four action groups had been set for the year ahead.


  • Environment
    • Ms N Magrath, Sustainable Amersham, gave an overview of their work.
  • Economic Regeneration
    • Ms J Barnes, Amersham Action Group, gave an overview of the groups work.
    • The Chairman asked for a task and finish group, working alongside the Economic Regeneration Action Group, to focus on how the Amersham on the Hill market could be supported.
  • Health and Wellbeing
    • Mr M Rosales, Big Community Takeaway, gave an overview of their work.
  • Transport
    • The Chairman encouraged members of the board to feedback areas of concern so they could be discussed by the task group.
    • Mr G Allison asked for volunteers to help man Community Speedwatch
    • The Chairman noted concerns raised about the behaviour of drivers outside St Georges School which had led to several near misses involving children. The Transport Action Group would begin investigating possible solutions.



Community Board updates pdf icon PDF 387 KB

·         Updates on funding


An update on funding applications made to date were circulated with the agenda.


Community Matters pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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


  • Neighbourhood Policing Issues Survey
  • Stay Safe, Protect Bucks: Public Health Key Messages
  • Home to School Transport: Changes for September 2021


Additional documents:


Ms L Wright, Community Board Co-Ordinator, referred to the updates circulated with the agenda.


A written question had been received about the Chilterns Lifestyle Centre. The question and its response would be published online when available.


Cllr M Harker spoke about Bucks Open Weekend which had been organised at very short notice. In Amersham on 24 July 2021 local retailers would be encouraged to take part in a storytelling themed event with balloons and signs outside their shops. There would be music, a fancy-dress contests for children and a Alice in Amersham retail trial to promote local businesses.



Date of the next meeting

To be confirmed.


30 September 2021, 7pm