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Chesham

About Chesham
Useful  Information

Chesham Town Council
- Accommodation for Homeless
- Ambulance
- Area of  Town
- Assistance
- Car  Parks
- Careers Service
-Casualty Department
- Chesham Leisure Centre
- Chess Valley Sports &  Leisure...

- Children's Day Care
- Churches
- Citizens  Advice Bureau

- Crematorium
-Education
-Early Closing in Chesham
-Electricity
-Employment/Jon Centre
- Fire  Station
-Gas
-Health & Hospital Services
-Health & Social Security
-Highways
-Housing
-Library
-Local  Government
-Local Organisation
-Market Days                                           -Map Centre
-Newspapers/Magazines
-Places  of Worship
-Pre-School &  Parent/Toddler...
-Police  Station
-Population of Town
-Post  Offices
-Recycling/Household Waste  Sites
-Registrar of Births, Marriages  &...
-Residential & Retirement Homes
- Samaritans

-Social  Services
-Transportation
- Water

Accommodation

Map

 

Whats Near  

 

Local Website

CHESHAM

Located in south-eastern Buckinghamshire, the fourth largest town in the county,  Chesham is 28 miles northwest of London, only 7 miles from J18 on the M25 and 9  miles from J8 on the M1. Local towns comprise neighbouring Amersham,  Rickmansworth, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe and Slough.  Commencing at Chesham Metropolitan Line Underground station, the Chess Valley  Walk encapsulates some of the inherent charms of the town and its surroundings

Useful  information

 


ACCOMMODATION FOR THE HOMELESS Back to top

Tom  Scott House, Chesham
Tel. Social Services (01494) 729000

The Chiltern  Hundreds Housing Association
0845 845 5517

AMBULANCE Back to  top

Ambulance Station,  Chiltern Avenue, Amersham
Tel. (01494) 727154 (999 in  emergency)

AREA OF TOWN Back to  top

3,489  acres

ASSIST, the Advice Network Back to  top

Free and impartial  information and advice about learning and work for adults. Contact Pat Tennant,  tel. 07754 500411

CAR PARKS Back to  top

Albany Place,  Catlings, East Street, Saffron Meadow (Sainsburys), Railway Station, Star Yard  (off Broadway), Water Meadow (off Germain Street)

CAREERS SERVICE Back to  top

Information and  guidance for young people. Chesham Caller Centre, Copsham House, 53 Broad  Street. Tel 793277. Call in between 2pm-4pm Tues &  Thurs.

CASUALTY DEPARTMENT Back to  top

High Wycombe  General Hospital
Tel. (01494) 526161

CHESHAM LEISURE CENTRE Back to top

White Hill,  Chesham
Tel. (01494) 791777

CHESS VALLEY SPORTS & LEISURE ASSOCIATION Back to  top

The Moor, Chesham.  Chairman: Mr Chris Webb, Culwood House,
Lye Green Road, Chesham
Tel.  (01494) 771012. Secretary: Brian Wright (01494) 785853

CHILDRENS DAY CARE Back to  top

 see PRE-SCHOOL

CHURCHES Back to  top

see PLACES OF  WORSHIP

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Back to top

5 Market Square
Tel. (01494) 784279 Fax 791391
Open Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm; Mon, Tues &  Thurs 1pm-4pm by appointment.

CREMATORIUM Back to top

Chilterns  Crematorium, Whielden Lane, Amersham.
Tel. (01494)  724263

EDUCATION Back to  top

See Education

EARLY CLOSING IN CHESHAM Back to top

Thursday (where  applicable)

ELECTRICITY Back to  top

See reverse of  your electricity bill for information

EMPLOYMENT/JOB CENTRE Back  to top

see also CAREERS  SERVICE

Chesham Jobcentre, 31 Red Lion Street
Hours Mon-Thurs  9am-4.30pm; Fri 10am-4pm
Disabled facilities provided
Tel. (01494) 654700  (main switchboard)

FIRE STATION Back to  top

Bellingdon Road,  Chesham. (999 in emergency)

GAS Back to top

Emergencies – to  report gas escapes tel. FREE 24hrs (0800) 111 999

HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SERVICES Back to top

The Chesham  Hospital is at Hospital Hill, Waterside
Tel. (01494) 783961
It has  physiotherapy and x-ray units and various clinics. THERE ARE NO EMERGENCY  FACILITIES. (See Casualty Department)

Doctors surgeries are located  at:

Water Meadow Surgery,
Red Lion Street
Tel. (01494)  782241, (emergency 784242)

Aureole House, Market Square
Tel. (01494)  792558

The New Surgery, Lindo Close
Tel. (01494) 782262 (emergency  782101)

Gladstone Road
Tel. (01494) 782884

Family Planning,  well-man and well-woman, post-natal clinics are available at these surgeries.

The South Bucks Intermediate Care Service offers a rapid response  rehabilitation service to all adults who are at risk of hospital admission or  need a supported discharge. Contact (01494) 734724

HEALTH & SOCIAL SECURITY Back to top

Red Lion Street,  Chesham
Tel. (01296) 314700

HIGHWAYS Back to  top

Buckinghamshire County Council, Environmental Services Dept
(roads,  footpaths, traffic management, road safety etc)
29 Windsor End,  Beaconsfield, HP9 2JJ
Tel. (01494) 586600

HOUSING Back to  top

(see also  ACCOMODATION FOR THE HOMELESS)

Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association,
White Hill House, 1 White Hill, Chesham
Tel. 0845 845 5517

Housing  Interaction Trust – (lodgings for young persons 16-25yrs)
Townsend House,  Townsend Road, Chesham, HP5 2AW


LIBRARY Back to  top

The  Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane
Tel: (01494) 772322, Fax (01494) 773074
Open  from 9.30-8.00 Tues & Thurs; 9.30-5.30 Wed & Fri , 9.30-4.00 Sat. Closed  on Sundays & Mondays
Learning Resources Library (hours as above)
direct line (01494) 774452

LOCAL & NATIONAL GOVERNMENT Back to top

Chesham Town  Council see Council Info

Chiltern District Council  (all departments)
King George V Road, Amersham
Tel. (01494)  729000
www.chiltern.gov.uk

Buckinghamshire County Council  (all departments)
County Hall, Aylesbury
Tel. (01296) 395000
www.buckscc.gov.uk

Member of Parliament (Chesham  & Amersham)
Cheryl Gillan MP, House of Commomns,  Westminster,
London SW1A 0AA
Tel. 020 7219 3000
Conservative Office, 7B  Hill Ave, Amersham, HP6 5BD
Tel. 721577

Member of European  Parliament (Bucks & Oxon)
The Hon James Elles, Disraeli House, 12  Aylesbury End,
Beaconsfield, HP9 1LW
Tel. 673745

LOCAL ORGANISATIONS Back to  top

Chesham has many  clubs, societies and organisations. The following provides the name and a  contact number for some of them.
For local organisation - click here

MARKET DAYS Back to  top

Wednesday &  Saturday. PRODUCERS MARKET last Wed. in the month.

NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES Back  to top

For  Newspapers/Magazine info click  here

PLACES OF WORSHIP Back to  top

-  Baptist

Broadway Baptist,  Rev. Gordon O'Neill
78 The Broadway
Tel. (01494) 772244

Chartridge  Baptist Mission, Secretary: Alan Crooks,
Tel. (01494) 791006

Newtown  Evangelical Baptist, Berkhampstead Road
Pastor Jack Jenner. Tel. (01494)  583790

Trinity Baptist, Red Lion Street. Rev. Colin Cartwright.
Tel.  (01494) 775651

-  Church of England Back to top

Parish of Great  Chesham, Parish Office: Daily 9.30-12.30.
Tel. (01494) 783629. Team Rector:  Roger Salisbury.

St. Marys, Church Street
Tel. (01494) 783629 (Parish  office)

Christ Church, Waterside
Tel. (01494) 773318

Emmanuel,  Broad Street
Tel. (01494) 784372

St. Johns, Bellingdon
Tel.  (01494) 783629 (Parish office)

St. Georges, Tylers Hill, Ley  Hill
Tel. (01494) 773318

St. John the Evangelist, Ashley Green
Tel.  (01494) 783629

St. Michaels, Whelpley Hill
Tel. (01494)  783629

-  Free Church Back to top

Hivings Park Free  Church, Upper Belmont Road
Tel. (01494) 784838

The Gospel Hall,  Station Road

The Kings Church, Chesham Park Community College
Tel.  (01494) 792814

-  Jehovahs Witnesses Back to top

Kingdom Hall,
Griffetts Yard, Bellingdon Rd
Tel. (01494)  792944

- Methodist Back to top

Chesham  Methodist,
Bellingdon Road
Senior Steward: Mr Les Brum. Tel. (01494)  782249

Ley Hill Methodist,
Senior Steward: Mr Lindsay Fulkner
Tel.  (01494) 783048

-  Mosque Back to top

161 & 163  Bellingdon Road, Chesham. Mosque Committee Welfare & Association, Chairman:  Mohammad Zafar, 64 Deansway.
Tel. (01494) 791142

-  Roman Catholic Back to top

St. Columbas,  Berkhampstead Road.
Tel. (01494) 785269

-  Salvation Army Back to top

The Citadel, Broad  Street, Chesham.
For information Tel. Uxbridge (01895)  208800

-  The Spiritualist Church Back to top

Higham Road
Tel. (01494) 862499

-  Society of Friends Back to top

Chesham Friends  Meeting House,
Bellingdon Road. Clerk: Linden Sims
Tel. (01494)  782848

-  South Bucks Jewish Community Back to top

Red Lion St. Tel.  (01494) 431885. PO Box 391, Chesham,
Bucks HP5 1WB. Website: www.sbjc.org.uk

-  United Reformed Back to top

Chesham United  Reformed Church, The Broadway
Tel. (01494) 776014

PRE-SCHOOL & PARENT/TODDLER GROUPS Back to  top

See Education section

POLICE STATION Back to  top

Broad St, Chesham  (12 noon to 4pm, Monday - Friday)
Tel. (01494)  431133

POPULATION OF TOWN Back to  top

21,176 (October  1996)

POST OFFICES Back to  top

Customer helpline  0845 7223344
Chesham Post Office , 79-81 High Street, Chesham, Bucks  HP5 1DE
Tel. (01494) 794749/782806
Sub offices at Newtown,  Waterside, Greenway and Botley.

RECYCLING/HOUSEHOLD WASTE SITES Back to top

Recycling  facilities
Main Site:
Star Yard Car Park: glass bottles and jars, plastic  bottles, steel and aluminium cans, paper and cardboard, textiles, books.

Other sites include: Albany Place, The Moor, Station Car Park,  Watermeadow Car Park.

Other recycling facilities available: boundary  collection of paper and cardboard for all households on a fortnightly cycle, and  boundary collection of glass bottles and jars for all households on a 4-weekly  cycle. Other refuse services: collection of bulky household waste, free clinical  waste collection, collection of garden waste (charged service). Any queries  please contact the Waste Management Section 0n 729000.

Household Waste  Site: Latimer Road, Chesham. Open 8am - 6pm (summer), 8am-5pm (winter).
Vehicle access height restriction 1.75m. Recycling facilities available:  scrap metal, engine oil, gas cylinders, garden waste, textiles, furniture,  cardboard, paper and glass bottles. For queries regarding the household waste  sites please contact Bucks C.C. on (01296) 382307.

REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES & DEATHS Back to  top

Births &  deaths may be registered locally at Aureole House, 9 Church Street, Market  Square. Tues 1.15-3.15pm, Thurs 10.15am-12.15pm. Appointments on the half hour.  To book phone 475200. For marriage appointments (in High Wycombe only) phone  475205. Civil marriages can be arranged at Chesham Town Hall from August 2002.  Tel. 774842 for details.

RESIDENTIAL & RETIREMENT HOMES Back to top

Full list with  Social Services

Abbeyfield Society Ltd,
Abbeyfield House,  Bois Moor Road, Chesham
Tel. (01494) 771770

Chesham Bois Manor (B&M Care),
off Amersham Road, Chesham
Tel. (01494)  783194

Culwood House
130 Lye Green Road, Chesham
Tel.  (01494) 771012

Maple Court, Wallington Road, Chesham
Tel.  (01494) 784459

Rayners(Extra Care) Home Ltd,
Weedon  Hill, Hyde Heath
Tel. (01494) 773606

The Willow, Residential  Home,
110 Chartridge Lane.
Tel. (01494) 773451

White Hill  House
128 White Hill, Chesham.
Tel. (01494)  782992

SAMARITANS Back to  top

149 Station Road,  Amersham
Tel. (01494) 432000

SOCIAL SERVICES, BUCKS COUNTY COUNCIL Back to top

Council Offices,
King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5BN
Tel. (01494)  729000

TRANSPORTATION Back to  top

see Transport section

WATER Back to top

Three Valleys  Water Leakspotters' Hotline:
0800 376 5325

Chesham Town Centre