Nov 112014

After the success of last year’s carol service, the Waterside Christmas Choir is back!

If you enjoy singing Christmas Carols and would like to join the choir, please come to rehearsals every Monday, 8pm – 9:30pm at Christ Church Hall.  No auditions necessary, everyone is welcome!

This year’s carol service will take place on Sunday 21st December at 6pm.

Choir 2013

For more information or to sign up, visit, call 01494 773 318 or email


 Posted by at 10:53 am
Aug 132014

The owners of the Rose and Crown have submitted a new application to convert the Rose and Crown pub into five one bed flats and a studio apartment. Local Councilor Peter Hudson had this to say about the application.

The new application raises many of the same concerns with me that the previous one did, namely the over development of the site and the small unit sizes of the accommodation, the likely knock-on effect of traffic issues around Springfield Road and of course the potential loss of a community facility without any reference from the current owners to local community organisations.

Community members are encouraged to view the details of the planning application and respond with comments or concerns. The deadline for comments is Thursday the 21st August 2014. The application number is CH/2014/1223/FA and you can view it by searching at . All comments can be sent to  Feel free to copy Peter Hudson on into any comments so that he can build an overall response.

Oct 142013

Thank you to those residents living in Bois Moor Road and Hodds Wood Road who responded to our recent play area survey.

Following the success of the WCA-led refurbishment of the Gordon Road play area last year, the Association have looked at other play areas in Waterside, those in Bois Moor Road (on the way to Chesham Bois) and also Hodds Wood Road. Both of these play areas are managed by Chesham Town Council and were earmarked for closure.

The survey results clearly showed that residents want to keep and improve the play area in Bois Moor Road. There was less support for the smaller play area in Hodds Wood Road.

Waterside Community Association has reached agreement with Chesham Town Council to keep the Bois Moor Road play area open, whilst they fundraise to replace the current equipment and even increase the size of the play area.  The Hodds Wood play area will be closed.

If you would like to be involved in the fundraising to improve the play area at Bois Moor Road, or have any ideas, please contact the WCA Chairman, Shane Willmoth –

Sep 112013

The Bagnall Centre Waterside will be hosting a free talk entitled “Tired of Being in Pain?”.  The talk will feature presentations by three health care professionals on how Homeopathy, Alexamder Technique and Podiatry can help in pain relief and management.

When:  Thursday 3rd of October, refreshements will be served from 6:30pm

Where:  The Bagnall Center, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, HP5 1PE

Please call 01494 791 288 to book your free place.

Click here to read the flyer with more details on the event and the speakers presenting.


 Posted by at 1:51 pm
Aug 142013

WCA members should please be on the look out for the below letter from the Chairman and survey questionnaire that residents of Waterside should be receiving in the mail shortly:

Dear Neighbour,

You may be aware of the recent refurbishment of the toddlers play area in Gordon Road, a project which was led by the Waterside Community Association, working with Waterside’s Town and District Councillors, Peter Hudson, Nik Stewert, Christine Boxer and Tony Franks. Waterside Community Association is now looking at other play areas in Waterside, specifically those in Bois Moor and Hodds Wood Roads.

All of the local play areas are managed by Chesham Town Council and since the installation of the larger Moor Road play area, both of the smaller Bois Moor and Hodds Wood Road sites have been earmarked for closure.

Before any final decisions are made, Waterside Community Association is keen to hear your views and would be very grateful if you can complete the attached questionnaire.

Your feedback is essential for the Association to consider if it can look to take on one or both of the smaller play areas as projects for refurbishment for the benefit of the local area.

If you would like any further information about Waterside Community Association or to sign up for local email alerts, please visit our home page at

Thank you for your time.

Shane Willmoth
Chairman, Waterside Community Association

For those who did not receive this through their letter box, please click Play Area Questionnaire to open the questionnaire, print and complete it, and return it to:

282 Waterside
 Posted by at 10:14 am
Jul 292013

Many of you will have received a letter in your mail box about a new bowls club planned for the land behind Moor Road car park.

If not, please click here to read the letter.

The WCA encourage you to make your opinions known about this development by viewing it on the Chiltern District Council website and sending your comments to by the 31st July.

Chiltern District Council website –
Specific planning application ref CH/2013/1081/FA

 Posted by at 10:07 am
Jun 282013

As mentioned in our last public meeting, Hope UK are coming to Waterside to teach parents about drugs, alcohol, how to spot the problems and where to go for help. Specifically for parents, this session is scheduled for Wednesday 10th July at 7:30pm at Christ Church Waterside.

Parent Session

 Posted by at 4:13 pm