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Added Sep 16th 2020

Understanding the Climate Crisis, Building Back Better - Fourth Talk - Chalk Streams in Crisis -
How can we help? - INVITATION

Our series of talks on Understanding the Climate Crisis - Building Back Better, 'The Ethics of Climate Change', 'Costing the Earth - Financing Carbon Zero' and ‘Climate for Electric vehicles?’ have been brilliant and well received, watched by several hundred viewers on social media. If you missed them, you can see a recording here;  http://www.xrchesham.co.uk/climate-talks.html

We attach a flyer for the next talk 'Chalk Streams in Crisis – how can we help?'.  The details can also be found on our website and FB page:

http://www.xrchesham.co.uk/climate-talks.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/574150703496990/

Please could you distribute to your members and/or post on your social media sites to spread the word?  Thank you.

Once again thank you for supporting these events.  If you have any questions please let us know.

Many thanks and warm wishes

Vicki Mistry and Fiona Harding

XR Chesham

Added Sep 2nd 2020

Friends of Lowndes Park, Chesham
This replaces last week's notice!

More information on www.lowndespark.org.uk, or phone Joan Clark on 01494 783035 - Any help would be appreciated -  you don't need to be a gardener.

We welcome volunteers to help with gardening in the Park. There are two separate work parties:

Every Wednesday from 10am to noon in the Bandstand and Fragrant Gardens, and

Second Sunday in the month in the Archena Garden from 10am to noon.  Our Sunday work party in September will be on the 13th.  Meet at Archena Garden, at the lower corner of the Park, just off Church Street.
Covid-19 cases in Chesham

Statement from Cllr Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health:

“A group of young people and their families have tested positive for Covid-19 over the last few days, some of whom are pupils at the same school, Chesham Grammar in Chesham.  These cases are all linked and the majority of them were acquired abroad during the school holidays. All households are now self-isolating having been contacted by test and trace staff.

The school is clean and safe to return to and following advice from Public Health England, the school will be opening as usual on 3 September with the affected students returning once their self-isolation period has been completed.  Public Health England are actively investigating these cases and are tracing any contacts to ensure that they are aware of the need to self-isolate.

There should be no cause for wider alarm and the advice to all Buckinghamshire residents remains the same; please protect yourselves and others by observing social distancing rules, staying at home if told to do so by Test and Trace and most importantly, get tested if you start showing symptoms of Covid-19.

We thank the children and families involved for their vigilance and quick action in isolating and would urge any other Buckinghamshire residents to do the same, should any member of the household develop coronavirus symptoms or if you think you may have been in close contact with someone who’s tested positive.”

Added Aug 26th 2020

Chesham Environmental Group (CEG) Work Parties, etc.  More information on https://cheshamenvironmentalgroup.org.uk/

Wednesday 2 September Chesham Cemetery: Today we will be clearing the litter along the footpaths linking the cemetery to Alma Road and Pond Park Road. Litter picks and black bags will be provided. Please wear gloves. Meet at 10am at the cemetery entrance at the top of Alma Road, Chesham HP5 3HD - https://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?X=496010&Y=202549&A=Y&Z=106&lm=1

Sunday 20 September - The Backs: Chesham Environmental Group are joining forces with the Town Council,  The Refill Project and The Cupboard  to take part in the Great British September Clean which is organised by Keep Britain Tidy. The footpath along The Backs provides easy access to the tube station but can get overgrown and need of a thorough litter pick. We will be starting at the station and working our way towards Hospital Hill. Tools are provided but it would be useful if you could bring one or more of the following: secateurs / broom / shears / weed extractor. Litter pickers and black bags will be provided. Please wear gloves.  Meet at 10am by the steps to Trinity Baptist Church on the corner of Red Lion Street and Punchbowl Lane - http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=496034&Y=201356&A=Y&Z=106
Important flood mitigation work starts in Pednormead End

Important flood management work starts on Monday (24 August) to help provide additional protection for more than 100 properties in Pednormead End in Chesham

Historically it is a flood prone area and the work, being done in two stages, involves installing a new, bigger culvert under Church Street as well as property flood protection work.

The project forms part of the Environment Agency six year Capital Programme (2015-2021) to better protect 300,000 properties nationally from flooding through a £2.6 billion investment. This is the first project that Buckinghamshire Council is working in partnership with the Environment Agency.

When complete, the project should reduce flooding damage to local properties and infrastructure, keeping roads clear of flooding during periods of heavy rain and improve the local environment for residents and businesses;

Phase one, involving the culvert works, starts on Monday and means the closure of Church Street for seven weeks. Diversions for direct journeys between Great Missenden and Chesham will be signposted via Amersham, and the Council will do all it can to minimise disruption.

The site investigations have been completed and the consultant is working on the detailed design. The Council will let residents know about the date for construction.

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