What does the Amersham Society do?

The activities of the Amersham Society, which was founded in 1956, will interest all who care about Amersham Old Town and want to preserve its character and amenities.

A key aim of the Society is to be actively involved in the conservation of a living town, not just preservation of the past. We study all planning applications for the old town opposing plans where necessary to maintain the character of the town, and encourage sympathetic conversion of old buildings and high standards of design in new developments.

The Society is involved in environmental issues of public concern and welcomes the views of its members. We have published leaflets to help visitors to enjoy the historic town.

Amersham Society members enjoy monthly lectures and discussion in the town's 17th century Market Hall from September to April. During the summer months there is a programme of visits to places of interest.

The newsletter, published three times a year, keeps members in touch. One of the early aims of the Amersham Society was to set up a Museum. (for details of the Museum, click here)