Amersham in Bloom 2016
We are delighted to congratulate Amersham Town Council for being given a Gold Award in the Britain in Bloom competition. It was also crowned as group winner of the Town category, beating Henley on Thames, Kidlington and Princes Risborough. The Town also also won the regional award for Community Involvement and Pride of Place. Well done to the Town Council, its staff and the many volunteers who contributed to this success.
Heritage Day 2016
What a magnificent Heritage Day! The Old Town full of people, Barn Meadow full of parked cars and bands, classic cars, steam engines, animals to pet, punch & judy, bouncy castles, craft stalls, food and drink. Even weather to match.
You can see more pictures of Heritage Day 2016 in the Photo Gallery by clicking here.
HS2 Update 9 September 2016
We have received the following update from the Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 team:
(Note: previous Updates can be found on the Campaigns part of this web site at http://www.amershamsociety.org/index.php/campaigns/hs2-and-links).
This E-update looks at new safeguarding directions and the schedule for the House of Lords Select Committee.
House of Lords Select Committee
The House of Lords Select Committee has now begun hearing petitioners from the Euston and Camden areas. The draft schedule has now been set out up to the 12 October and can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/High-Speed-Rail/HSRBC-Programme-5-Sept-to-12-Oct-(revised).pdf. Following the completion of hearings from the Euston and Camden areas the Select Committee will continue working North to South. Therefore the County Council is still working towards an appearance in the middle of October but has yet to have this confirmed.
As with other petitioners the County Council will be limited on points it can discuss with the Select Committee due to the ruling on Additional Provisions which is set out below:
We are likely to hear petitions from the Chilterns area during October, with petitions from the Colne Valley, Ickenham and Ruislip areas following probably in November. In the event, as we see it the very unlikely event, of our receiving an appropriate instruction, we will of course hear all relevant evidence and submissions and also, no doubt, petitions against the additional provision. But if there has been no relevant instruction by then it would be fanciful to suppose that such an instruction might be given at a later date, and it would be a waste of time and resources for us to hear evidence and submissions that would be relevant only in a fanciful contingency.
HS2 Compensation Schemes
Most Phase 1 residents will be aware of the schemes currently open to them. However, HS2 Ltd has updated this leaflet and sent to all Parish Councils along the route. You can view this leaflet at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4279580/HS2-Property-Schemes-Leaflet-WEB.PDF
HS2 Community Engagement Survey
As part of HS2 Ltd.’s efforts to improve their community engagement they have published an anonymous survey to ‘help HS2 Ltd improve its communications’. The survey says it will help identify general preferences but will not be used to tailor communications to individual requirements. There are 9 questions which will take less than 5 minutes to complete, the Council encourages as many people as possible to take this. Click http://hs2survey.org.uk/.