The Council

Councillors sat in the Council Chamber               


Our Vision For Chesham

Chesham Town Council's vision is "To improve the quality of life of all the residents of Chesham". Chesham is an active and vibrant market town where people live, work, shop, visit and enjoy themselves in an environment that is cared for. The Town Council listens to, works in partnership with and represents all residents of Chesham, which includes businesses, community groups and other organisations, to ensure that Chesham remains a great place to be.
In order to deliver this vision for Chesham, the Council has a set of strategic objectives. The Council works on projects to fulfill these objectives, and many of these projects are achieved through working with partners.
View Our Strategic Objectives and find out more about how we achieve them.


The Town Council is made up of 19 councillors (see Councillor Profiles), each elected for a term of four years. The last election was held in May 2015; elections have been delayed by the formation of Bucks unitary council and COVID-19 - the next election is due in May 2021.

Each year, a Town Mayor (see The Mayor) is elected in May by the councillors.

The town is divided into the following nine wards: Asheridge Vale; Hilltop; Lowndes; Newtown; Ridgeway; St. Mary’s; Townsend; Vale; Waterside. Each ward is represented by at least one councillor, depending on its size. If you do not know which ward you live in, please contact the Town Hall on 01494 774842 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4.30 pm) or email and we will be happy to advise you.

Council Standards 

The procedures and business of the council are conducted according to the council's Standing Orders. Download the Standing Orders (PDF, 147 KB). The council has adopted a code as regards the conduct expected of Members. Download the Code of Conduct (PDF, 130 KB).

Administration is provided by the Town Clerk, Bill Richards, and his staff. To contact the Town Clerk, please contact the Town Hall. Download a PDF of the Council's staffing structure (15 KB).