- Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May. Seventeen county councillors will be elected in the Aylesbury Vale area, with Aylesbury Vale District Council administering the elections. Preparations are in full swing for local elections on Thursday 4 May. Seventeen county councillors will be elected in the Aylesbury Vale area, with Aylesbury Vale District Council administering the elections.
- Plans for a new hub which aims to support the growth of businesses in Bucks have received a boost after a business group pledged 1.3 million towards it. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership provided A 1.3m in capital funds to University Campus Aylesbury Vale to create a Digital Innovation Hub to support business innovation and growth in Bucks.
- Aylesbury Vale has seen a rise in the number of teenage pregnancies in the district, according to data released this week by the Office for National Statistics. In line with the national picture, the Vale has seen a rise in conceptions from 44 to 48 in the past year.
- Bucks Herald
Teenage pregancy statistics: Aylesbury Vale follows national trend as it sees rise
Aylesbury Vale has seen a rise in the number of teenage pregnancies in the district, according to data released this week by the Office for National Statistics. In line with the national picture, the Vale has seen a rise in conceptions from 44 to 48 in ...
- A man has been fined more than 4,000 for a series of fly-tipping incidents across two counties, including three in Aylesbury Vale. John Joseph Keenan, 33, of Fullers Court in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, was found guilty by magistrates earlier this week of two offences of fly-tipping and four offences of failure in duty of care regarding waste he had produced.
- Anyone who reads my column on even a semi-regular basis will know that I hate the winter months. The dark and the rain and the potential for ice and snow - it's never been my season and I'm sure that many readers will agree - it sucks.
- The Queens Park Arts Centre is the hub, heart and home of the arts in Aylesbury Vale, providing 'arts for all' to the local community for more than 35 years. Offering more than 70 weekly workshops in the creative and performing arts - plus specialist workshops throughout the year - Queens Park is the largest independent arts centre in the UK.
- Families across Bucks are getting better, more coordinated, help earlier and only have to tell their story once, as the Council puts Families First. Families across Bucks are getting better, more coordinated, help earlier and only have to tell their story once, as the Council puts Families First.
- A sod cutting ceremony has marked the start of the works taking place at Aylesbury town centre's new development, The Exchange, this morning. A sod cutting ceremony has marked the start of the works taking place at Aylesbury town centre's new development, The Exchange, this morning.
- A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment following an incident in which he threw a rock at a police officer’s head and bit his finger.
AI-driven: the journey into the cloud for Aylesbury Vale District Council with AWS - Information AgeInformation Age
AI-driven: the journey into the cloud for Aylesbury Vale District Council with AWS
The choice to integrate AI into AVDC's operations has flexibility and efficiency at its core. Connected Knowledge is a single secure platform that will pull together all of AVDC's data, allowing it to integrate services and automate transactions. Nick ...
- Controversial plans for a crematorium on Watermead have been sent back to the drawing board - but developers have vowed that the scheme will still go ahead. The Court of Appeal has decided that Aylesbury Vale District Council's planning permission for Westerleigh's crematorium at Watermead should be redetermined.
- The Mandeville School is a popular school for students aged 11-18 with approximately 1000 students on roll. We are situated in a highly desirable location in Buckinghamshire in the Aylesbury Vale area with a wide range of available amenities.
- Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of assault and two incidents of criminal damage in Aylesbury Vale.
- A new detailed Deployment Plan has been drawn up to protect the 450 homes from the risk of flooding from the Stoke Brook that runs past the estate. And they'll press into action temporary flood defences residents bought with 245,000 of pooled Government compensation from damage when the river burst its banks in February 2014, flooding 79 homes.
- Bucks Herald
Aylesbury Vale District Council admits error on council tax bills
A statement from AVDC said: "We have been alerted to an error in the council tax bills that have been sent out to households in Aylesbury Vale. We would like to reassure residents that the total amount on their bill, as well as the monthly charge, is ...and more »
- Oakman Inns, the operators of The Akeman Inn at Kingswood and the Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne, has scooped another pair of gongs at the Publican Awards 2017. Still basking in their recent Top 10 recognition in the coveted Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, Oakman Inns & Restaurants - which also operates The Akeman in nearby Tring, the Kings Arms and Pennyfarthing Hotel in Berkhamsted and Beech House in Beaconsfield - were celebrating into the small hours after winning two further aw
Company in charge of two popular Aylesbury Vale pubs adds to list of accolades at industry “Oscars” - Bucks HeraldBucks Herald
Company in charge of two popular Aylesbury Vale pubs adds to list of accolades at industry “Oscars”
Oakman Inns, the operators of The Akeman Inn at Kingswood and the Betsey Wynne in Swanbourne, has scooped another pair of gongs at the Publican Awards 2017. Still basking in their recent Top 10 recognition in the coveted Sunday Times 100 Best ...and more »
Election preparations in 'full swing' across county with residents encouraged to stand as candidatesReturning officer Gill Quinton, at Bucks County Council, said the four district councils - Wycombe, South Bucks, Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale - are making necessary arrangements for everything to run "smoothly" between now and election day on May 4. Mr Quinton also encouraged residents to consider standing as candidates to become a county councillor, with nominations opening on March 27. He said: "Elections are at the core of our democracy, whether nationally or locally. They give local people a
- Nobody wants to take home one-eyed Tyson, and staff at Blackberry Farm in Quainton insist that he would make the perfect pet. Tyson has been waiting for a home for 294 days for a home to call his own and, despite even having a small fan club online, still hasn't found his perfect match.
- Bucks Herald
People of Aylesbury Vale! A loving home is needed for one-eyed cutie Tyson!
Nobody wants to take home one-eyed Tyson, and staff at Blackberry Farm in Quainton insist that he would make the perfect pet. Tyson has been waiting for a home for 294 days for a home to call his own and, despite even having a small fan club online ...and more »
- Keith Brooks is going to spend a significant proportion of 2017 in a Buckinghamshire village while the entire population celebrates his grandfather. That is because Edward Brooks, one of only two men from the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry to win the Victoria Cross during the First World War, and who lived his entire life after the war in Oxford, was born in the village of Oakley just 10 miles east of the city.
- Bucks Herald
New series of Blind Date looking for singletons in Aylesbury Vale
Legendary TV dating show makes its return to our screens this year and the production company behind it is looking for singletons to take part. 06:00 Monday 13 March 2017. 0. Have your say. Legendary TV dating show makes its return to our screens this ...and more »
Aylesbury Vale District Council: How we cut out grey fleet expenses by £104000
Public sector managers are having to develop new skills and help to generate revenue as years of spending cuts take their toll on the finances of local authorities. At Aylesbury Vale District Council, a key part of the solution has been to share its ...
- Silverstone circuit is to submit a request for approval on a revised version of its Masterplan to the relevant district councils. An original submission to South Northamptonshire District Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council was initially approved in 2012, but plans have progressed since then.
- The 2017 Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village competition is under way with information and entry forms going out to parish and town councils across the county. The Best Kept Village Competition is sponsored by Bucks County Council, Milton Keynes Council and district councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe.
- Not change for the sake of it, but new and innovative thinking coupled with a commercial approach so we can do more for our residents for less. AVDC has taken another step in this direction with the approval of our new five-year IT plan called 'Connected Knowledge'.
- A Fly The Flag for Commonwealth Day ceremony is being held at the Aylesbury Vale District Council offices on Monday March 13. Cllr Bloom, who will deliver a reading of the Commonwealth Affirmation at the ceremony said: "Commonwealth Day gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our local community and join together to affirm our commitment to uphold the values set out in the Commonwealth Charter."
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- Bucks Herald
ROUND-UP: Aylesbury Vale fire service call-outs
Have you seen a fire engine with blue lights flashing over the last few days in Aylesbury Vale? It could have been going to any one of these false alarms... Monday 6 March, 3.54pm. Automatic fire alarm, Smeaton Close, Aylesbury. One appliance and crew ...
- Aston Clinton residents continue to be the thorn in the side of Bovis Homes as they insist on removing 88 metres of important hedgerow that provides habitat for the Red Listed house sparrow. Bovis have been under pressure over their proposal to remove a hedgerow which is home to up to 66 of the 'red' listed house sparrow Jeanette Baxter, an Aston Clinton resident said: "Bovis constantly stated at the meeting that they had no firm plans and did not know when work would start on the site.
- Further to the resignation of UKIP District Councillor for Elmhurst, Andrew Hetherington, in December, a by-election will be held on Thursday 6 April 2017. Aylesbury Vale District Council had originally intended to combine the by-election with the County Council local elections taking place on the 4 May. However, following a request from the requisite number of local government electors an election must now be held within 35 working days.
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Aylesbury Vale to become first council in the UK to use Artificial Intelligence
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has approved a new technology strategy to change how residents interact with the council. The pioneering council was one of the first in the UK to adopt a cloud IT strategy and are now introducing the use of ...
- Tickets would cost just A 1 - paid for online - and a weekly prize draw could be worth tens of thousands of pounds. It is being looked at by Oxford City Council , which says it could raise more than A 100,000 a year for good causes.
- The application for the development has been submitted by housebuilder Bellway who claim it could generate more than 1.2m worth of investment in the village. Under the plans, the houses would be built on land off Vicarage Road and include a variety of three and four-bedroom homes, and 24 affordable properties.
- Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a burglary in Aylesbury.
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Aylesbury Vale signals future use of voice-driven AI
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Aylesbury Vale District Council has committed to the future use of artificial intelligence (AI) in its customer contact as part of its new digital plan. Connected Knowledge cover image detail Titled Connected Knowledge, the five-year strategy includes ...
- In partnership with Youth Concern, AVDC has set up Nightstop, a scheme to help vulnerable people by providing temporary accommodation. Vulnerable young people facing a homelessness crisis are being found temporary accommodation with local families, thanks to a scheme supported by Aylesbury Vale District Council.
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Aylesbury Vale to utilise AI technology
Digital By Default News
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has had its innovative and commercial approach to digital transformation approved. The five-year plan called 'Connected Knowledge', focuses on ensuring customers continue to have the best possible experience, by ...
- Aylesbury Vale District Council's innovative and commercial approach has taken another pioneering step, after council members approved its ambitious technology strategy to introduce the use of Amazon Echo. This has been introduced as part of AVDC's 5 year plan called 'Collective Knowledge', which focuses on ensuring customers enjoy an improved experience through the use of digital.
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Aylesbury Vale District Council transforms service with Salesforce Community Cloud
Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) achieved savings of £14 million after modernising its services and partnering with Salesforce for its Right Here Right Now digital transformation program. Andrew Grant, CEO of AVDC, attributes around £7 million of ...
- HS2 - which will cut through parts of Aylesbury Vale and the Chilterns - took a major step forward today as The Queen gave the controversial plan her Royal Assent. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: "Getting the go-ahead to start building HS2 is a massive boost to the UK's future economic prosperity and a further clear signal that Britain is open for business.
- STORM DORIS: Police issue advice for residents as storm batters Aylesbury Vale
With Storm Doris moving across Aylesbury Vale, Thames Valley Police says it is experiencing a higher than usual number of calls. The force says that its is working with emergency services partners to respond to all enquiries but wants to remind the ...and more »
- Residents across Aylesbury Vale are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE. Manufacturer Whirlpool has admitted there is a fault with a range of up to 5.3 million Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers and they should be switched off immediately and the company will offer a free modification.
- ALERT: Aylesbury Vale residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers
Residents across Aylesbury Vale are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE. Manufacturer Whirlpool has admitted there is a fault with a range of up to 5.3 million Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryers ...and more »
- Council tax payers will be charged an average of 5 extra a year for services provided by the district council. Aylesbury Vale District Council announced the price rise this week, which will amount to A 5 per household per year for Band D properties.
- Extra £5 a year for your Aylesbury Vale District Council services
Council tax payers will be charged an average of £5 extra a year for services provided by the district council. Aylesbury Vale District Council announced the price rise this week, which will amount to £5 per household per year for Band D properties.
- The Bucks Federation of Women's Institutes is holding its fourth science investigation and discovery day on Monday March 7. As part of science week, 200 WI members from across the county will converge on the Aylesbury Vale District Council offices for what is set to be an interesting and stimulating day. Among the guest speakers on the day are Giles Yeo of BBC Two's Horizon fame speaking about the relationship between genetics and obesity, Dr Denise Smythe-Wright speaking about oceanography and
- Bonfire , Berryfield Road, Aylesbury. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended.
- Bucks Herald
ROUND-UP: Here's a list of this weekend's Aylesbury Vale fire service call-outs
Did you see a fire engine with blue lights flashing this weekend? Well here's where it was headed... Sunday 19 February, 1.55pm. Bonfire (originally believed to be a house fire), Berryfield Road, Aylesbury. Two appliances and crews from Aylesbury attended.
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