Which Council Does What?

The Town Council is the most local of the three tiers of government that represent Chesham and the only one with an office in the town. The other two tiers are Chiltern District Council http://www.chiltern.gov.uk (based in Amersham) and Buckinghamshire County Council http://www.buckscc.gov.uk (based in Aylesbury).

The three councils are responsible for different services. We have listed below the most popular council services to help you find out who you need to speak to on a particular issue. If you aren’t sure which council you need to contact, please call us at the Town Hall on 01494 774842 (Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.30 pm) or email admin@chesham.gov.uk and we will be happy to advise you.


Chesham Town Council
Tel: 01494 774842 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 4.30pm)
Email admin@chesham.gov.uk

Chesham Cemetery
Football Pitches
Local Produce Market
Open Spaces & Play Areas
Town Hall room hire
Verge Cutting
Weddings at the Town Hall

We also manage The Elgiva theatre and cinema and Chesham Moor Gym and Swim.

Chiltern District Council
Tel: 01494 729000

Building Control
Business Rates
Car Parks
Community Safety
Council Tax
Dogs and Fouling
Electoral Services
Environmental Health
Pest Control
Street Cleaning
Waste Management and Recycling

Buckinghamshire County Council
Tel: 0845 370 80 90

Adult Learning
Blue Badges
Gypsies and Travellers - via Oxfordshire County Council
On-Street Car Parking
School admissions
School Transport
Social Care
Trading Standards
Youth Services