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9 to 5: The Musical – Chesham Musical Theatre Company – 1st – 5th April

Amersham Forum - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:40

Chesham Musical Theatre Company

9 to 5: The Musical – presented by Chesham Musical Theatre Company

Chesham Musical Theatre Company, Chesham’s oldest theatre group, presents the upbeat and hilarious production of 9 to 5: The Musical at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham this April.

With music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, it is based on the 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970’s it is a story about three female co-workers fighting for recognition and respect in an office presided over by their sexist and egotistical boss Mr Hart.

Violet, Doralee and Judy fantasise about getting revenge on the man who is keeping them down and about living in a world where women are valued and respected in the workplace.

Will they see their dreams come true and will Mr Hart get his comeuppance?

This upbeat musical is full of feel-good anthems: fun for all the family, come and be transported back to the 70’s this April.

The show runs 1st – 5th April 2020: Wednesday 1st – Saturday 4th April nightly at 7.45pm with Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th matinees at 2pm.

Venue: Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1HR

Tickets priced at £19, £18 and £12 (including a £1 per ticket theatre booking fee): available from The Elgiva Box Office by phoning 01494 582 900 or online www.elgiva.com/shows/9-to-5-the-musical/

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Amersham Art Group Next Meetings

Amersham Forum - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:52

Amersham Art Group

Amersham Art Group have meetings as follows:

3rd March AGM,
April 7th Alan Elees,
May 5th Simon Chalk.

All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.
£5 for non members.
More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

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LOCAL AMERSHAM GPs LAUNCH A NEW NETWORK TO IMPROVE SERVICES

Amersham Forum - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:30

LOCAL GPs LAUNCH A NEW NETWORK TO IMPROVE SERVICES

 

The new Mid Chiltern Primary Care Network (PCN) has its launch event at 7pm on Wednesday 26th February at the Misbourne School in Great Missenden.

 

The network has been set up in response to a significant Government initiative aimed at strengthening general practice and building the links between health and social care at a local community level.

 

Dr Shaheen Jinah, one of the two GPs taking the role of joint clinical directors of the network, said:

 

I am very excited about the possibilities from the five surgeries in our network working together.

GPs have been under a lot of pressure for a while now.  Our goal is to use the network to bring a wider range of services to our patients and to free up GP time so patients can have better contact with us when it is needed.  This will, though, take time.

 

The launch event has been organised by a new patients group representing the patients of the five surgeries.  Chris Purves, chair of the Mid Chiltern PCN Patients Group, said:

 

We wanted to ensure that fellow patients are aware of what the changes are.  It’s important patients know about things that will affect them.  As the NHS constitution says “The patient will be at the heart of everything the NHS does”.

This event is just a first stage in what we hope will be a regular flow of information from the network, the five surgeries and from our patients group about what is happening.

 

In January 2019 the previous Government asked all GP surgeries in England to group together to form primary care networks, each with a total of 30-50,000 patients.  Mid Chiltern PCN was formed in response to this.  It comprises the following five surgeries:

  • Amersham Health Centre
  • Rectory Meadow in Amersham
  • The Practice Prospect House in Great Missenden
  • John Hampden Surgery in Prestwood
  • Hughenden Valley and Chequers Drive Surgeries

PCNs get extra money to employ new shared staff. The Government’s reasons are explained in a 1st July 2019 news item on Bucks CCG’s website.

Each of the five surgeries has a volunteer patient participation group.  The chairs of these groups encouraged patient involvement in the development of the new network and were pleased to be asked to suggest the network name and logo.

The chairs have formed the network-level patients group which is believed to be the first of its kind in Buckinghamshire.  The group has organised this launch event.

Patients have been invited to apply for a place at the launch event:  only those with confirmed invitations will be allowed entry.  Applications can be made to christine_purves@hotmail.com .

The speakers at the event will include

  • Dr Clare Gabe, senior partner at Amersham Health Centre
  • Dr Shaheen Jinah, a GP at Hughenden Valley and Chequers Drive Surgeries
  • Chris Purves, chair of the network’s patients group.

Dr Jinah and Dr Gabe are the two clinical directors of the PCN.  The social prescriber and clinical pharmacist newly employed by the PCN will also be there.

 

► For more info about primary care networks see Healthwatch Bucks website  https://tinyurl.com/qmuvk8d .

► For more about patient participation groups see https://healthwatchcwl.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/PPG-Best-Practice-Guide-2017.pdf  or https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2016/09/ppg-introduction.pdf

► The websites for the five surgeries are:

https://www.amershamhealthcentre.co.uk/Home

http://www.rectorymeadowsurgery.co.uk/

http://www.thepracticeprospecthouse.nhs.uk/

http://www.johnhampdensurgery.co.uk/index.aspx

https://www.ourpractice.co.uk/index.aspx

 

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Almshouse Accommodation Available (Two Vacancies) – Amersham

Amersham Forum - Thu, 02/06/2020 - 14:33

Amersham United Charities have two vacant cottages in the heart of Old Amersham.  Both comprising of single floor accommodation with one bedroom, a shower room, a kitchen and a living area. Parking is on the street and there is a secluded communal garden.

One cottage is available as a permanent occupancy and the other for a six-month period.  The charity criteria for permanent occupancy are to be a single person who must be able to live independently, be of limited financial means, no pets and have a link to the Amersham Area.

Contact

Please see https://www.amershamalmshouses.org.uk/apply-for-a-place for more details and an application or call Harriet Lemon on 01494 721 781

Charity Commission Registered No:  205033

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City of London Sinfonia: Beethoven, Mozart – Part of Chiltern Arts Festival  7 March 2020

Amersham Forum - Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:31

City of London Sinfonia: Beethoven and Mozart – Chiltern Arts Festival
2020

date: 07/03/2020

time: 7:30pm

venue: St Mary s Church
Church Street
Old Amersham
HP7 0BD

cost: £20.00 – £35.00

event email: naomi.taylor@chilternarts.com

event web: https://chilternarts.com/festival-2020/

event tel nos: 01442 920303

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Rotary in Amersham invite you to – An Evening with Adam Henson – Saturday 28th March

Amersham Forum - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:25
Rotary in Amersham invite you to –  ‘ An Evening with Adam Henson’ on Saturday 28th March 2020 at The King’s Church, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6LX at 7.30 pm.

Adam was born into a farming family where he gained experience with animals and farming.
Adam started in television in 2001 when he was chosen from 3,500 applicants to be a presenter and has since put his farming knowledge to good use broadcasting on a wide range of programmes for both radio and TV.

Tickets cost £20 and are available from Waterstones Bookshop Sycamore Road, Amersham or for a small fee

from www.billetto.co.uk

Proceeds will go to local charities supported by Rotary in Amersham.

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Carrol Morris – Owner of Carrols Hardware Shop – Celebrates Longest “One Woman” Business in Amersham – 1st February

Amersham Forum - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:09

Carrol Morris, who owns Carrols Hardware Shop in Hill Avenue, celebrates the longest “One Woman” business in the Town on the 1st February 2020.

She claims that she is the longest “One Woman” business in the Town, owning the store she has personally opened almost every morning, 365 days a year at around 7.30am since 1985, including Christmas Day.  She rarely takes a day off work!  She employs a small staff to help her run the store, which has only ever closed one day in the mid 90’s when thieves broke into her van and stole her bag which contained the shop keys.

The shop sells a huge range of everyday items and one can often find that one small thing you’ve been looking for.  Individual small items can be purchased rather than multi-packs as is often the case in the larger stores.  She says, “we can give the personal help and advice people are frequently looking for”.

During her time in business she has been nominated for various business awards and the most recent being in 2016 when she won the Amersham Town Council Business of the Year Award.

A visit to ‘Carols’ will be well “worthwhile” especially during the coming month of February where many extra promotional items will be on offer.

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Amersham Art Group Meetings For February and March

Amersham Forum - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 18:09

Amersham Art Group

Amersham Art Group have meetings as follows:
Feb 4th 2020 Workshop (bring own materials),
3rd March AGM.

All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.

£5 for non members.

More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

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AMCHOR Short Concert on Sunday 2 February at The Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham.

Amersham Forum - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:47

AMCHOR Short Concert on Sunday 2 February at The Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham.

More Choral Classics! – a short programme with organ featuring works by Tallis, Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart, Faure and Parry.

Venue: The Free Church, corner of Sycamore Road/Woodside Road, Amersham on the Hill HP6 6AJ

Time: 3.30pm, doors open: 3.15pm, duration 3.30-4.15pm

Tickets on the door £8children under 10 free.

Followed by tea and cake, for which donations are invited.

 

 

 

AMCHOR Choral Society Charity Number: 1057791

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Amersham Rock Choir Free Taster 15 January 2020

Amersham Forum - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:51

Amersham Rock Choir

date: Wednesday 15th January 2020

time: Amersham Rock Choir Free taster

venue: Join us on Wednesdays during term time for 90 minutes of feel good
singing. Dr Challoners High School (Girls School)
Cokes Lane
Little Chalfont
Amersham,Buckinghamshire
HP7 9QB

Disabled ramp at main entrance and facilities available.

Parking: The car park can get busy as there are other groups using the
school so please allow enough time to park on streets nearby.

https://goo.gl/maps/FEBKWg1jQzP2 Register for your free taster online

cost: Free taster session

event email: Christina@Rockchoir.com

event web: Rockchoir.com

event telnos: 01252 714276

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General Election Hustings – Amersham – Sat Dec 7

Amersham Forum - Fri, 11/29/2019 - 15:01
General Election Hustings Event Date and Start Time – Saturday 7 December at 8.00pm. Coffee will be available from 7.30-8.00pm Event Venue and address – Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, HP6 5AH Event Cost  – Free Entry and coffee also free Everyone welcome! Come to listen and put questions to the candidates,
who are standing in this Constituency Sponsored by
Churches-on-the-Hill Amersham
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Amersham Rotate with Janie’s Homeless Friends – collecting to help homeless on Sat Dec 7 at Amersham Christmas Festival

Amersham Forum - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 12:18

Amersham Rotate in conjunction with Janie’s Homeless Friends are collecting to help our homeless on Saturday December 7th at Amersham Christmas Festival.

Key donation items: sleeping bags, large rucksacks, walking boots, winter coats, fleeces, waterproof jackets, pop up tents, thermal mats, gloves, scarves, hats. Drop off points Harris + Hoole and outside At Michael’s Church Sycamore Road. Time 12-4 pm
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Upcoming Amersham Art Group Meetings

Amersham Forum - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 16:08

Amersham Art Group

Amersham Art Group have meetings as follows:
Dec 3rd Christmas Party,
Feb 4th 2020 Workshop (bring own materials).

All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.
£5 for non members.
More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

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Santa’s Winter Wonderland – Amersham Field Centre – 30 Nov, 7 & 8 Dec

Amersham Forum - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:39

Santa’s Winter Wonderland

 Experience the magic of Christmas at Amersham Field Centre Elf School.

Santa and his elves are visiting Amersham Field Centre to train a new generation of Elf Helpers. Meet some of Santa’s top elves as you train as an Elf, explore our winter woodland and make a Christmas decoration in the Elves’ Workshop. Meet Santa in his grotto and receive your Elf School graduation certificate, elf hat and small gift.

A fun and active way for the whole family to start the Christmas season

 

Dates: 30/11/19 (10-midday & 1-3pm), 07/12/19 (10-midday & 1-3pm) , 08/12/19 (10 – midday)

 

Venue: Amersham Field Centre, Mop End, Amersham, HP7 0QR

Cost: £14 per child, £4 per adult  Booking essential

Further info: enquiries.am@field-studies-council.org, 01494 721054

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Charity Christmas Concert Thursday 19 December – Amersham

Amersham Forum - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 09:34

Charity Christmas Concert Thursday 19 December 2019 7.30pm

Friends of the Belarusian Children’s Hospice (UK) (reg charity 1116116) and AMCHOR (reg charity 1057791) present a Family Christmas Concert

Venue: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham HP6 5AJ.

Carols and Christmas music for all ages.

Concert starts 7.30pm, followed by refreshments for which a donation is invited.

Tickets £10 adults, £5 children aged twelve and over; under 12s free.

Available on the door or contact box office on 07702 608314

Doors open from 7pm

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