Chesham's Environment

Swans on the River Chess 

We’re working on both small and large projects to make environmental improvements, from changing our drinking water supply from bottled water to tap water, to the installation of solar panels at Chesham Moor Gym & Swim. 

We have declared a Climate Emergency and are working towards making the council carbon neutral. 

We are a member of Chesham Water Group and lead on a Chesham based river conservation partnership called Impress the Chess which encourages water conservation; find out more about this on our Water Wasters page. 

We manage a number of our open spaces and some of the road verges for wildflowers

We need your help to identify sites for planting more trees in Chesham in our Communi-Tree Project.

We have been tackling invasive species on our land and helping to provide information about Invasive Species in Chesham.   

Understanding how to safely dispose of and recycle your waste is really important to help protect our environment. Use the Waste Wizard to find out how to dispose of your rubbish correctly:

If you would like to find out more about our environmental work, or have any suggestions, please contact us at the Town Hall on 01494 774842 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4.30 pm), or email