Coronavirus Statement from the Mayor

As with the rest of the country, the town of Chesham and the Town Council are now facing the very real challenges of Covid-19.

Our first thoughts are with the people of the town and especially those who may be particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. We are aware of the support groups being set up to practicably aid those in need and we will be doing our very best to help and support them in whatever way we can. We shall also be doing our best to signpost those people to the appropriate departments at Chiltern District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council.

In terms of our own facilities, at the time of writing, we have reluctantly (in line with other theatres and following Government advice) closed the Elgiva for shows and performances but our box-office remains open for future bookings. We are disappointed but understand that the public’s health comes first and a theatre, by its very nature, makes it difficult to properly implement ‘social distancing’. Likewise, following government advice, the Gym and Swim Centre’s facilities are also closed. Our Cemetery and Allotment Sites will also be operating as normal at the present time. The Town Hall reception counter is closed and will remain so for the foreseeable future but our dedicated staff will be offering help through both phone and email.    

In these difficult times it is important we all stay as safe as we can and help each other. As always, I am confident the great community spirit of this town will make this so.


Cllr Q. Chaudhry

Town Mayor.