Chesham Over Fifties Positive Action Group

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COPAG is a locally based community group for those aged 50 years and above. It is part of The Bucks Older Peoples Action Group (BOPAG), an independent, non-political, voluntary organisation made up of groups and individuals around the county and further afield.

The A in COPAG stands for action and this is where COPAG can really make a difference. If you have an issue that needs tackling, and don't know who can help you, COPAG can point you in the right direction. We listen to our members and take any worries or concerns you may have to the relevant body or council, etc.  The organisation has been at the forefront of all major issues of concern to the older person in Chesham, making sure their needs are considered. We are the voice of the older people and are not afraid to stand up for ourselves!

We currently have members of all ages, both men, women, singles and couples, many who have been part of the group for some years. Membership is just £10 a year which includes the COPAG Chronicle, a magazine containing news, views and features relevant to life in Chesham as an over 50-year-old.

As a group we love to socialise and listen to some very interesting speakers e.g. charities, experts in health and wellbeing and we hosted a remarkable speaker who has a list of over 200 talks and speaks without notes. We also enjoy listening to music and have welcomed entertainment from jazz bands, a ukulele group and students from Chesham Grammar singing at our Christmas party.

In addition to our monthly meetings we also arrange a day trip to various locations of interest once a year, previously visiting the Houses of Parliament.

COPAG are a Chesham Town Council Town Partner and are regularly featured in the local press, regarded as a credible voice on behalf of the older person in Chesham.

We meet at Chesham Town Hall every 3rd Friday of the month between 10-12pm. It is a very central location with easy and disabled access and facilities. Many of us walk to these meetings or contact Dial A Ride but disabled and general parking is also available in Catlings car park where the Town Hall is situated.

We are a lovely group who are always welcoming new members. If you would like to find out more information, have a chat or indeed join in, please contact our Chair Barbara Richardson on 01494 786576 or by emailing

For more information on BOPAG visit their website