Welcome to Chesham Town Council

Coronavirus - Latest Update Relating to Town Council facilities

If you want to speak to us about council matters; 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. Our reception desk is open for walk-in queries from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We would encourage you to wear a mask in the Town Hall and to use the hand sanitiser located at the Reception Desk. We have a QR check in code that you can use for Test and Trace.   

Our play areas are open. Each play area has a maximum number of users specified on a notice at the play area so that they can be used in a socially-distanced manner. 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. 

The Chesham Moor Gym and Swim is open, but please see their social media and website for information on how to book. 



The Elgiva Theatre has re-opened. Please see the Elgiva website and social media for more information:



Chesham Cemetery - the cemetery is open as normal. 

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 29,000 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.