Hospice of St Francis Car Boot Sale 2nd Saturday Each Summer Month

On the 2nd Saturday of each month from June to September (12th June, 10th July, 14th August and 11th September) Hospice of St Francis are hosting a car boot sale at Dudswell Field, Tring Road, HP4 3TA.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to either sell their pre-loved items or to come down and grab a bargain, even the family dog!

If sellers pre-book their pitch they will save £5.00 off the on the day prices so will be £10 per car and £13 per van, pre-booking can be made via our website at – https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/detail/car-boot-sales

For buyers it is £2.00 per adult as a donation for entry. Seller set up is from 7am and buyer entrance is from 8:30am.

Chilterns Green Gyms in and around Amersham

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are a charity organisation aiming to connect people to their local green spaces and to others in the community through conservation activities.

Every Wednesday from 5th May between 10:00 and 13:30, TCV will be running Chilterns Green Gyms in and around Amersham and the Chalfonts. These sessions include a warm up and cool down exercise and a conservation activity. Sessions are free, covid secure and suitable for all ability levels and ages.

To sign up to sessions or for more information, please contact gg-chilterns@tcv.org.uk

Concert by The Chiltern Camerata: music by Mozart and Haydn – Sunday 6th June

Concert by The Chiltern Camerata: music by Mozart and Haydn

The Chiltern Camerata return to live performance and are putting on a concert of classical music by Haydn and Mozart, all composed in 1775: Haydn Overture ‘Il Ritorno di Tobia’; Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A Major (soloist Hana Mizuta-Spencer); Haydn Symphony No. 60 in C Major.

The orchestra, conducted by Simon Walton, are delighted to pair up with exciting young soloist Hana Mizuta-Spencer for this concert. Hana is an emerging star of the chamber and solo scene and has already appeared on BBC Radio 3 and won numerous prizes.

date: Sunday 6th June 2021

time: 6pm

venue: St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham 
on The Hill.

cost: £12 (Under 18s free but need to book in advance)

event email: Tickets, in advance only, http://www.ticketsource.

event web: http://www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk/

event tel nos: 01753 889519

U3a Day – 2nd June: 2021There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!

U3a Day – 2nd June 2021:

There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!


Chiltern u3a is delighted to be joining u3as from across the UK on u3a Day to promote this fantastic movement which has over 450,000 Members (www.u3a.org.uk)

Chiltern u3a (Cu3a) is a Member-led organisation based in and around Amersham offering a wide range of physical, intellectual and creative interest Groups, regular speakers and social events. It is open to anyone in their ‘third age’ (i.e.no longer in full-time work or other full-time commitment).

Cu3a’s Members can choose activities from over 100 interest Groups including everything from Ancient Cultures, Apple & Android Users through Drama, Dancing, Language and Music to Walking, Wine Tasting and Yoga. The Cu3a website lists available activities for every weekday and is known for its sense of community and for providing intellectual stimulation and fun!(www.chiltern-u3a.org.uk )

More than half of Cu3a’s interest Groups have been operating during Covid restrictions by embracing technology and running ‘virtual’ meetings by using Zoom, Skype, Teams etc. Groups are also keeping in touch with their Members by e-mail, telephone calling and regular e-bulletins. Ready for u3a Day we are also launching a Facebook page (Facebook.com/chilternu3a)

Offered alongside the Groups are ‘virtual’ external speaker events and socials which can be attended by all Members – even if they do not live locally. Cu3a’s on-line activities have proved very popular with Members during the Covid restrictions.

What members have been saying:
“Life as part of Cu3a is so much richer, uplifting our spirits!”
“I have met such a diverse range of people.”
“Cu3a Members are always cheerful, positive and welcoming.”
“I am learning about things that I’ve not done in my life and always wanted to!”
“A great way to be in contact with new people.”
“CU3A treat you like an individual.”

Cu3a prides itself on being inclusive – There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!

Full details and Application Form are available on the website http://www.chiltern-u3a.org.uk/Join

The Membership Subscription for 2021/2 (April through to the following March) is £20

Chiltern Arts has announced rescheduled dates for its live, socially-distanced 2021 Festiva

Chiltern Arts has announced rescheduled dates for its live, socially-distanced 2021 Festival, which is now taking place 21st–27th May in Old Amersham, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Henley, Berkhamsted and Great Missenden. 


Artists featured include the City of London Sinfonia, Mahan Esfahani, Clare Hammond and the Sacconi String Quartet. Tickets and further information can be found at www.chilternarts.com/whats-on/


The Festival theme this year is ‘musical resonance’ – exploring how music can mean so many different things to individual listeners, or how it can tell a story or reveal an identity. 


On Saturday 22nd May, returning to St Mary’s Amersham for a second year running, the City of London Sinfonia explore musical identities with a programme including Mendelssohn’s stunning Octet and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

LOCAL AMERSHAM GPs LAUNCH A NEW NETWORK TO IMPROVE SERVICES

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

 

Almshouse Accommodation Available (Two Vacancies) – Amersham

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

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

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.

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

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.