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Please note that Chesham Town Council is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-Chesham Town Council web sites to which our web site may link.


This accessibility statement applies to www.chesham.gov.uk. 

This website is run by Chesham Town Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, e.g. most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. We are working to improve our PDFs where we can, but please contact us if you are having difficulty accessing any part of the site. 

If you need information on this web site in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording, please contact us:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website: We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us using the details given above. 

Enforcement procedure: The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility: Chesham Town Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status: This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Disproportionate burden

Our site contains a large number of PDFs, such as council and committee meeting agenda, reports and minutes. We've assessed the amount of time to recreate each PDF in an accessible format, and for our small workforce, this would consist of a disproportionate burden to meet the deadline of the 23 September 2020. However, we are committed to converting all documents newer than 23 September 2018 to an accessible format as soon as we reasonably can, and any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents: The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix Council agenda, reports and minutes older than 23 September 2018. Please do contact us, using the contact details above if you would like to access these documents in an alternative format. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 15th September 2020.

This website was last tested on 15th September 2020. The test was carried out within the organisation by systematically testing every page of the web site. 



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Site Ownership

Chesham Town Council own and manage this web site. Responsibility for the information within the chesham.gov.uk domain lies with the town council.


Links to non-Chesham Town Council web sites are provided for your convenience. Chesham Town Council accepts no liability for their accuracy or content.