Chalfont St. Giles

Dedicated Village Website Here Local Links, Clubs, History etc.

 

 


 

Added 19th June

Pheasant Hill Play Area Closed

Chalfont St Giles Parish Council have closed the Pheasant Hill Play area and Riverside Walk due to possible pollution.

We have recently been made aware that Thames Water have been releasing sewage into the River Misbourne since 25 January 2024 – almost 3500hours of discharge.

This information, along with the stench of sewage that permeates the village during the evening has informed the Council decision to err on the side of caution and close these areas to the public.

The Council held a meeting with Thames Water engineers and water samples were taken. Once we have the results from the water samples, we will evaluate the safety of the area and re-open when possible.

For more information please see: Pollution issues at Chalfont St Giles | Chalfont St Giles Parish Council

 


 




There are a few spare places for a visit to Nymans, Haywards Heath, by coach on Monday 15th July, 2024  being organised by Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association and Chalfont St Peter Garden Club.

Described as "a garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins" Nymans was one of the first gardens the National Trust took on in 1953. It was developed by three generations of the Messel family and is a grade II listed 600acre estate. Ludwig Messel and James Comber, his head gardener, created new cultivars - The Nyman Collection.

The full details can be found on our website here or contact Kate Picton - katepicton1@gmail.com  but in brief:

Departing Chalfont St Giles Village Green at 09.15am and then onto Chalfont St Peter, leaving at 09.30am
We expect to arrive by 11am
Depart for home no later than 4.15pm.​
​The cost for this outing is between £18.00 and £39.00 depending on membership of NT and/or CSGGA or CSPGC.

 


 

Added 12th June

A drone video taken today, 12 June, shows just how bad the field is, watch it here

The show website has been updated accordingly and will be updated as we progress with the new plans. https://www.csgshow.org

 


 

Coincidentally! Have you noticed a smell?

The Parish Council have received several complaints about the stench of sewage that is pervading the village in the evenings.

Thames Water believe that this may be a sewer issue caused by the high groundwater levels.

We would like to know exactly how widespread the issue is and where in the village the aroma can be detected. To do this we would like you to keep an aroma diary.

Please follow this link to see what information we would like you to collect.

 


 

I lost my silver ring, 11/06/24 while walking between Warners the butcher and the Coop in Chalfont St Giles. It is a large man’s spinner ring – the middle portion of the ring spins, it is distinctive with a bevelled appearance and is hallmarked. 

Reward for return.

Tel: 07966140 498.

 


 

 


 

 


 

Added 5th June

Click the blue poster to download a pdf of the event which includes a map of display locations, meet the artists and a grid of where and when they are exhibiting

 


 

 


 

 


 

Added 29th May

FLY TIPPING

Chalfont St Giles Parish Council have been made aware of residents disposing of their garden waste on public footpaths. This type of disposal of garden waste is deemed to be ‘fly-tipping’.
Buckinghamshire Council has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards fly-tipping and can impose fixed penalty tickets of up to £1000 to offenders.

Please do not dump your garden waste onto the public footpath.

Garden waste can be disposed of in garden waste bins. You can subscribe to the garden waste bins on the Buckinghamshire Council website

You can also take green garden waste to the Household Recycling Centre – the nearest one to Chalfont St Giles is the Amersham Recycling Centre, London Road East, Amersham, HP7 9DT.

Please be a responsible householder and help to keep our Rights of Way clear for all.

 


 

Visionaries: a multi-sensory experience

Saturday 29 June 2024
Sunday 30 June 2024
at The Vache, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4SD

Visionaries: a multi-sensory experience
L’Allegro, il Penseroso… Part I
Music by G. F. Handel
Text by John Milton

Experience Handel/Milton’s L’Allegro through all your senses other than sight. Enter into the historical hall of The Vache house to hear our singers and orchestra perform this beautiful piece, and allow expert multisensory guides to create a heightened world of smell, touch, taste, and movement. Individual requests and sensitivities will be taken fully into account. Hear the music through movement; explore your own relationship with artistic experience.

This project is a collaboration between Vache Baroque, Milton’s Cottage and BitterSuite, gathering a highly experienced and brilliant team of multi-disciplinary creatives.

Both Milton and Handel continued to create great art after they lost their sight. This project celebrates Buckinghamshire’s heritage as the birthplace of the Paralympics. Thanks to generous support from Buckinghamshire Council, on Tuesday 25 June we will present an adapted workshop-performance for the 20 congenitally deafblind young people in the county, together with their parents, carers and interveners. We strive to play our part in helping more people understand deafblindness and how it affects people during Deafblind Awareness Week 2024. We’re proud to be co-devising all aspects of this project with artists and local residents with vision impairment, as well as with specialist MSI teachers.

More information can be found here