- A developer's appeal to build 300 homes on the edge of Linslade was heard by the Planning Inspectorate last week. Paul Newman Homes appealed after their bid to build 300 houses on Valley Farm was unanimously rejected by Aylesbury Vale District Council in February.
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The return of Aylesbury Duck to the Vale as business grows
The Green Dragon Eco Centre opened 2 years ago from small beginnings and now employs 37 people from the local area. They've just hired a new Michelin star chef, Stephen Bulmer (pictured above), to help develop their food offerings as well as head their ...
- Developers behind the controversial bid to build 300 homes off the edge of Linslade will be appealing to the Planning Inspectorate today after a unanimous rejection by Aylesbury Vale District Council in February. Paul Newman Homes have made out their case to the PI in attempt for their application to build houses on Valley Farm to finally be accepted.
- Affordable housing is a top priority says Aylesbury Vale District Council, in the week that the authority was named in the country's top 10% for building cheaper homes. Between 2010-2015, 1,860 affordable homes were built in Aylesbury Vale, which placed AVDC in the top 10% of local authorities.
- Environmental Health Officers at Aylesbury Vale District Council discovered a serious rat and mouse infestation during a routine inspection of Roosters Piri Piri in Cambridge Street on August 18 2015. In addition to the infestation, officers found that the premises was dirty and the facilities for maintaining personal hygiene were inadequate.
- A new vision for Aylesbury Vale
The MJ (subscription)
We've all got a vision for what our organisations should deliver to our communities, in terms of outcomes. But what's the vision for your organisation itself? How is it evolving to serve those communities in a modern world? How will you make it work ...
- Thames Valley Police has arrested three teenagers in connection with an incident of GBH in Aylesbury in which a teenage boy was assaulted.
- Planning officers have recommened councillors lodge an official objection to the controversial proposal to build almost 2,000 new homes outside Far Bletchley. MK Council was asked for its opinion by neighbouring Aylesbury Vale authority because the land is under the latter's domain.
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Property prices jump in Aylesbury Vale
House prices in Aylesbury Vale went up nearly 17% in the last year, twice as much as the national average. That's according to one estate agent, who say there was a 1.7 per cent jump in just the last month. That's in comparison with the national ...and more »
- Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think... Aylesbury Vale and District Council leader Neil Blake, said: "It was a long campaign, they have both been through a huge process with hardly disclosing any policy information whatsoever. All they've seemed to do is slag each other off!" "He has his work cut out for himself now and mustwork like stink and get some actual
- Residents are being invited to go to the public information events run by the Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups to find out from GPs what is happening with health services in the area. The sessions will include presentations from healthcare professionals about what is happening in the area to meet people's health needs and how this fits into wider plans for Buckinghamshire.
- Thames Valley Police is issuing a CCTV picture of a vehicle as its occupants may have information about an assault in Aston Clinton last week.
- 11 burglaries across Aylesbury Vale
There were three burglaries in Aylesbury including properties in Henry Road, Meadowcroft and Weedon Road. Other addresses affected on the 31st October include Wellcroft in Ivinghoe, Rosebery Road in Aston Clinton, Chequers Lane in Pitstone and ...
- Residents urged to be vigilant – Burglary series Aylesbury Thames Valley Police is reminding residents to be vigilant following a series of burglaries in Aylesbury and the surrounding area.
- Figure for new homes needed in Aylesbury Vale reduced by more than 6000
Aylesbury Vale District Council has cut the number of new homes it requires as it prepares the final version of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). The figures have been revised by the district council following recent reductions in the population ...
- A petition to add additional safety measures to the A421 junction in Thornborough has gained 1452 signatures after a dad was killed as he drove to work. The petition appeals to the council to put a roundabout on the junction, as safety concerns mount for drivers who use the road following the death of the man in his forties.
- Thames Valley Police has charged a 41-year-old man with grooming offences against children.
- Aylesbury Vale District Council has cut the number of new homes it requires as it prepares the final version of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan . The neighbouring authorities Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks have found more space for housing, and all this means the latest figure for new homes in the Vale is now below 27,000 - more than 6,000 fewer than the 33,300 figure in the draft local plan.
- Bucks Herald
Figure for new homes needed in Aylesbury Vale reduced by more than 6000
Aylesbury Vale District Council has cut the number of new homes it requires as it prepares the final version of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). The figures have been revised by the district council following recent reductions in the population ...and more »
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Aylesbury Vale to get fewer houses than expected
Aylesbury Vale is still getting tens of thousands of homes over the next two decades, but now it's fewer than expected. Originally the local plan had detailed 33 300 new homes to be built by 2033, but that figure has been reduced by over 6000. It's due ...and more »
- Aylesbury Vale Has £12.9m Fund For Fleet & New Waste Facility
CIWM Journal Online
A report produced for Aylesbury Vale District Council has recommended that the Council “permit additional new borrowing, up to a maximum of £12,860,000” to fund the procurement and purchase of a new waste collection fleet and to develop a waste and ...
- Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Aylesbury.
- The first in a series of breakfast briefings focusing on apprenticeships takes place at University Campus Aylesbury Vale on Friday, November 25. Tim Keighley, from Aylesbury College, will be speaking about the Government's apprenticeship reforms at the event between 8am and 10am at the campus in Walton Road.
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Hanging up on Aylesbury Vale's phone boxes
When was the last time you used one? When you went inside... picked up a clunky receiver, put in your 20p and waited for someone to pick up. All seems a bit, old fashioned now. And BT agree, so they're looking at removing 74 phone boxes across ...and more »
- According to a report compiled by Councillor Howard Mordue, the current sites do not allow for the population expansion that is taking place in the whole of the Vale. The report states: "Recent demographic projections show that the population of Aylesbury Vale district will increase by around 33,000 new homes between 2011 and 2013.
- A Freedom of Information request by this newspaper has revealed that all of these animals are being kept in this area ...as incredibly unusual pets. To make that list, the species must have a decline of greater than 80 per cent of the species population in a certain area of occupancy.
- Bucks Herald
Someone has an alligator as a pet in Aylesbury Vale.....Is it you?
A Freedom of Information request by this newspaper has revealed that all of these animals are being kept in this area ...as incredibly unusual pets. The Chinese fresh water alligator is on the critically endangered list. To make that list, the species ...
- Newcastle Borough Council wants to follow a number of local authorities around the country in setting up its own fund-raising lottery. The authority currently provides funding to local community groups through several grant schemes, such as Cultural Grants and the Community Chest, which have a combined budget of A 74,000.
- Meet Lincoln, Aylesbury Vale's very own roadrunner - and his story will inspire you
A local rough sleeper and paranoid schizophrenic has reinvented himself as a long distance runner in order to help ease his acute mental health problems. Lincoln Ainge, 55, who has suffered from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia all of his ...and more »
- They were the family that inspired a deluge of goodwill which brought out the absolute best in the whole community. But now young cancer sufferer Alex Novakovic and his five-strong family are holed up in a tiny one bedroom flat ... a situation which they say is putting the young boy's health at risk.
- The south Bucks community is being urged to help older people avoid "needless" falls to mark Older Person's Day, after healthcare bosses warned those taking medication and living in a nursing home have a 400 per cent increased risk of suffering a fall. A third of people over the age of 65, and half of those over 80, will suffer a fall at least once a year and falls account for around a third of ambulance calls, according to the NHS Chiltern and NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Groups ,
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Where's The Best Pub In Aylesbury Vale?
The Old Thatched Inn in Adstock won the AVDC award during the week, beating 28 others. Judges described the imaginative pub as exceptional and commended a range of things including the service, food and atmosphere. They particularly liked the high ...
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Jewellery Stolen From House In Aylesbury Vale
Between around 11am and 8pm on Thursday, offenders gained entry to a house in Whaddon Road, Nash by smashing a window. Once inside, offenders carried out an untidy search and stole jewellery. Offenders then left through the front door. Investigating ...
- Poring over the inner workings of local government is few people's idea of breezy reading but two recent reports released by local authorities in our area are important documents which could affect our daily lives in the future. Councils are responsible for tangible things like bin collections, street cleaning, museums, libraries, social services and environmental health, not to mention the impact they have on our bank balance with the imposition of council tax.
- A Gothic temple just outside Oxford, believed to be the oldest of its kind in the country, has been saved from ruin. Oxford architects and craftsmen have worked over the past year to repair rotting woodwork and mouldy plaster in the the Grade-II listed building on the Shotover Park estate.
- An "outcast" is vowing to stand as a councillor in a bid to fight the prejudice towards the traveller community. Mary-Rose-Ellen-Henrietta McGregor, who lives at Slapton Road, Billington, says travellers are being victimised and says standing as a councillor would help unite the community.
- An Aylesbury Vale school has put reported sightings of a person dressed as a so-called 'killer clown' on their playing field down to the 'overactive imagination' of its pupils. There were reports that a person dressed as a clown was seen on the playing field at Haddenham Junior School in Woodways on Wednesday October 12. However, a school spokesman said all that happened was that 'a child saw a person in red through a hedge'.
- A Thames Valley Police officer was dismissed from the Force yesterday (13/10) for breaching The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.
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Police Pull-Over 25 Aylesbury Vale Taxis
One vehicle wasn't taxed, another had really worn tyres and both drivers can't drive until these things are sorted. The Road Safety Officer for Bucks stopped private hire vehicles around Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Buckingham and Bletchley. The ...
- The aim of the operation on Saturday October 8 was to conduct checks on private hire and Hackney carriage vehicles and drivers. During the day, the Road Safety Officer for Bucks stopped private hire vehicles around Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Buckingham and Bletchley.
- An independent study into scrapping the council system in Bucks has been published today - and favours a two or three unitary council instead of a single unitary council. Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils commissioned Deloitte to carry out an "open and independent" review to find the best option for the future of local government in June this year.
- Local Government Chronicle
Aylesbury Vale lottery looks back at a year of success
Local Government Chronicle
At the end of November, we'll be celebrating the first birthday of Vale Lottery. Img 3484. Kate Brewster. Time has flown and it's been a fantastic and fun project to be part of. I was there at the very beginning, beavering away on the business case and ...and more »
- Notice of two councillors' censure for failing to declare interests has been formally read out at a parish council meeting. Slapton councillors Alan Dugard and David Wright were both found to have breached the parish councillors' Code of Conduct at a hearing by Aylesbury Vale District Council's Standards Committee on August 3. Notice of the censure was read out at a Slapton Parish Council meeting on September 17, which was attended by around 40 people.
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Aylesbury Vale saves £4m through 'simplify, standardise and share' approach
Digital By Default News
Aylesbury Vale District Council has transformed its service and realised at least £4m in savings over five years through the 'simplify, standardise and share' approach advocated by the Local CIO Council. Socitm's latest briefing, Right Here, Right Now ...
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Local Activities To Celebrate Older People in Aylesbury Vale
Older people can learn new skills and get the most out of life, despite their age or mental health. That's according to Aylesbury Vale District Council who have compiled a list of activities for older people ahead of International Older People's Day on ...
- It's not your typical check-in for a rambling group but it was brews and a chat for the Simply Walkers when they popped into Winslow's new tattoo and piercing parlour. Manhattan Ink is now up and running on the High Street and the trio who launched it wanted to make the studio as bright and welcoming as possible.
- Thames Valley Police has charged a man and a woman in connection with an incident of arson in Aylesbury.
- UKAuthority.com (press release) (blog)
Aylesbury Vale saves £4 million through 'three S' approach
UKAuthority.com (press release) (blog)
Aylesbury Vale District Council has saved at least £4 million over the past five years through a three pronged approach in automating customer facing processes, according to public sector IT association Socitm. It has published a briefing describing ...and more »
- But, during the past week, I have come back to the newspaper I joined as a trainee reporter more than a decade ago. As someone who was born in Aylesbury and grew up in the village of Cheddington it was a great honour to get a job at The Bucks Herald.
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