Amersham in Bloom 2016
We are delighted to congratulate Amersham Town Council for being given a Gold Award in the Britain in Bloom competition. It was also crowned as group winner of the Town category, beating Henley on Thames, Kidlington and Princes Risborough. The Town also also won the regional award for Community Involvement and Pride of Place. Well done to the Town Council, its staff and the many volunteers who contributed to this success.
HS2 Update 27 January 2017
We have received the following update from the Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 team: (Note: previous Updates can be found on the Campaigns part of this web site at
We have received the following update from the Buckinghamshire County Council HS2 team:
(Note: previous Updates can be found on the Campaigns part of this web site at
HS2 Hybrid Bill and Royal Assent
You will probably be aware that the Promoter has now responded to the House of Lords Report. You can read it at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/583784/government-response-to-the-select-committee_s-special-report-web-version.pdf.
The Third Reading of the Bill is scheduled for 31 January 2017. It is then expected that the Bill for Phase 1 will become law and probably receive Royal Assent in the week commencing 6 February 2017 although this is dependent on the Parliamentary timetable.
New Chief Executive for HS2 Ltd
HS2 Ltd has appointed a new Chief Executive called Mark Thurston. Mr Thurston has worked for CH2M, the company which is HS2 Ltd's Phase 1 Engineering Delivery Partner, since 2008. You can read more at https://www.ch2m.com/newsroom/news/ch2m-led-jv-announced-as-HS2-phase-one-engineering-delivery-partner.
HS2 Ltd Newsletter
HS2 Ltd's new engagement team recently published a community update, which includes some useful contacts. You can read it at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-one-community-update-newsletters.