Welcome to Chesham Town Council

Coronavirus - Latest Update Relating to Town Council facilities

The Town Hall Reception is now open. We will be available for your enquiries between 10am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Please note that the toilets are not available for use; the nearest public toilets are located in Star Yard car park. But you don't have to see us in person if you have a query, you can call us on 01494 774842 (Mon to Fri 10am to 4.30pm), email us on admin@chesham.gov.uk or use the Contact Us form on this web site. We also have Twitter and Facebook, but please note that these accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day. The Town Hall has now re-opened for room hire, subject to the hirers having satisfactory COVID-19 risk assessments. 

Our play areas have also re-opened. Each play area has a maximum number of users specified on a notice at the play area. We have increased our cleaning of the play equipment, but it is essential that users regularly clean their hands, as it is not possible to clean the equipment after each use. It is also important to observe social distancing at all times. We are emptying the rubbish bins as often as we can, but if the bins are full, please take your waste home with you. 

Chesham Moor Gym and Swim is now open. New and existing members will need to set up an account here: http://bit.ly/CMGS-register. Thank you for your patience. Please see new swimming guidelines here - only lane swimming: https://bit.ly/swimming-guidelines

Please see their social media and website for the latest updates:

https://www.cheshammoorfitness.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/moorswimandgym/

The Elgiva Theatre is now open. Please see the Elgiva website and social media for more information:

https://elgiva.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheElgivaTheatre/

The risk assessments for our re-opened facilities and services can be viewed on our Policies page

If you need help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, collecting or posting mail, or just a chat if you're feeling lonely then get in touch with Chesham Help for Coronavirus on Facebook or by calling 0800 246 1618. Further local resources to assist you can be found through the online Bucks Directory.


Located in south-eastern Buckinghamshire and the largest town in the Chiltern District, Chesham lies in a steep-sided valley 28 miles north-west of London. Assimilating the old and the new, Chesham is a successful combination of market town, industrial centre, commuter dormitory and bustling community. 

Market Square Meades Water Gardens Chesham War Memorial Lowndes Park

Chesham has a population of over 21,000 with many residential areas, businesses, industrial centres and a pedestrianised High Street featuring numerous specialist individual shops, alongside national retailers. Chesham is a characteristic Chilterns market town, with a twice-weekly general market and a monthly local produce market. The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park and the open-air heated swimming pool at the Moor Gym & Swim are just some of the many public amenities available in the town. The town is renowned for its community spirit and there are many recreational and community groups catering to Chesham's diverse and active population.

At the end of the Metropolitan line, and yet surrounded by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Chesham is a great place to begin exploring the Chilterns countryside and is the starting point for many local walks. Chesham is the first Walkers Are Welcome town in the Chilterns and is committed to promoting walking in Chesham and the Chilterns. Chesham is the birth place of the beautiful River Chess, a Chilterns chalk stream, providing wonderful scenery and wildlife habitats.