Aylesbury

COVID-19 and the effect on community events and projects

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:54

Firstly our thoughts are with all of those directly affected by Covid-19; those whose family members who have already died, those caring for someone with Covid-19 and all of the health care professionals who are on the front line saving lives on a daily basis.

We pride ourselves on providing a wide and diverse range of events and projects here in Aylesbury to build and support our local communities and businesses.  These events take months of planning and rely on the services of a great number people to provide – from suppliers, entertainers, volunteers and council staff – all of whom (just like you) will be susceptible to contracting Covid-19.

As we are all fully aware, the country is on the brink of what is to be expected to be a very difficult and challenging time for many people, as we work together to reduce the impact of Covid-19, through a number of initiatives including Social Distancing and Self-Isolation.  Yesterday’s new Government guidelines encourage the public to reduce attendance at large public gatherings, with advice to avoid any and all, unnecessary contact.  It has been stated that the risk at mass gatherings is relatively low, however we are very aware of the public unrest and the worry it is causing, as a Council we need to do all that we can in assisting to protect the stability of the NHS.  The Government’s computer simulations indicate that the country will be at the peak of the outbreak from late May and into mid-June.

So in line with the yesterday’s Government advice, we will be cancelling all of our community events up until August.  The following events will be cancelled:

  • All Great British Spring Cleans on 21 March
  • The Mayor’s charity concert on 25 April
  • St George’s Day Celebration and Parade on 26 April
  • Laws of Time – (an interactive play) on 2 and 3 May
  • VE75 Church Service on 10 May
  • Feel The Force Day on 13 June
  • Soapbox Derby on 21 June
  • Aylesbury on Sea on 5 July

At this moment we are still aiming to bring you the Parklife Weekend at the end of August, with Live in the Park on Saturday 29 August and Proms in the Park on Sunday 30 August.  It is hoped that this brilliant free festival will come at a time where we could all do with some amazing local live music and all round great family fun.  But this is under constant review.

All formal Town Council meetings, including Committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice. In addition the planned Dementia Friendly event Music, Moves and Memories event will no longer be taking place and the Aylesbury in Bloom Garden competition and Allotment competition are cancelled.

At present we will continue to run our After School Club and Holiday childcare services at the Jonathan Page Play Centre to assist parents but we will keep these under constant review and will follow guidelines issued by the Government and Buckinghamshire County Council Early Years and will make decisions accordingly.

We ask that visitors limit their visits to the Town Hall and only attend by prior appointment. Our staff will be happy to assist with any enquiries over the phone.

We hope that everyone understand these decisions, in the knowledge that it has been made to protect the public’s, our visitor’s, our staff, volunteers’ and suppliers’ welfare and safety, along with supporting the Government’s plans to ease the pressure on the NHS and all public services.

We will be in touch with all of our suppliers, participants, event partners and volunteers in the coming days to provide additional information.

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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 56

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:19

Issue 56 of Aylesbury Town Matters is out now and is being delivered to all residents in the Parish of Aylesbury over the next 4 weeks. You can also view and download a copy by clicking on the below button.

This issue covers lots of community news and events, including our popular events guide 2020 plus lots of updates from community and sports groups. Read the Mayor’s update and don’t forget to nominate individuals for the Town Mayor’s awards.

Aylesbury Town Matters is also available in Audio Format. We have teamed up with Aylesbury Talking Newspaper Association. If you wish to receive the magazine in audio format then please contact Christine at ATNA direct on 01296 428861 or e-mail aylesburytn@yahoo.co.uk who will make the necessary arrangements.

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February is Make Your Will month

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:26

Write or update your Will in February and support Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Is your New Year’s resolution to focus more on your family? Have you recently experienced a significant life change such as moving house, getting married, retiring or welcoming a new addition to the family?

One way of making sure your loved ones are taken care of in future is to have an up to date Will.

Throughout February you can write a new Will or update an existing one and help local hospice charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care at the same time.

Rennie Grove is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Bucks and west Herts. Through its unique hospice at home service, available day and night, and a range of day services the charity supports its patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life.

Solicitors supporting Rennie Grove’s Make your Will Month will draw up a standard Will and, instead of charging their usual fee, they are giving you the opportunity to make a donation to Rennie Grove.

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Mayor’s Charity Family Quiz Night

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:16

Tickets are £10.00 per adult and £6.00 per child (16 and under) which includes your choice of a supper from the selection below, we can offer children’s size portions if required.

Teams are a maximum of 8, but don’t worry if you are attending on your own or there are a couple of you, we can make up teams.

We will not be running a bar so please bring your own drinks, but tea & coffee will be available for a donation. On the evening doors will open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm.

If you are booking a team, please ensure all meal requests are on the same booking form and the form is made out in the name of the team organiser along with their email address, we will then reserve you a table.

Food bookings are required by Monday 24th February.   Please place your requests using the form below, send the Order Form by email to the Mayor’s office at s.carpenter@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk or to Youth Concern at admin@youthconcern.org.uk.

Ticket money can be paid by bank transfer, cash or cheque – payable to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal

Your ticket(s) will be sent you within a few days via email for printing at home.

Most of all remember this is a night of fun it is not Mastermind, however there will be prizes for the winning (& losing) teams.  Thank you again for your support.

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night Order Form
  • Organisers Name* First Last
  • Email*
  • Contact No.*
  • No. of Adults*
  • No. of Children (16 and under)*
  • Total No. of Fish & Chips*
  • Total No. of Sausage & Chips*
  • Total No. of Veggie Burger & Chips*
  • Child Options: Fish Nuggets & Chips*
  • Child Options: Chicken Nuggets & Chips*
  • Child Options: Sausage & Chips*
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Homegrown food for the Aylesbury Community Fridge

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 14:59

Aylesbury Allotmenteers are working in partnership with the Vineyard Church Aylesbury Community Fridge

Aylesbury Town Council which manages seven allotment sites across Aylesbury has set aside plots on Crown Leys allotment site to grow produce for the Aylesbury Community Fridge. The plots have been dug over and prepared by the Council’s outdoor team and are now being worked on by existing allotment holders from across the seven allotment sites who prepare, sow and harvest a great variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, which is then made available to local people via the Aylesbury Community Fridge.

The Community Fridge is an initiative that is operated and managed by the Aylesbury Vineyard Church. It offers local people and businesses the opportunity to donate fresh, good quality surplus food, which may otherwise be wasted. The fresh food and produce is made freely available for all local people to come, collect and enjoy at home.

Not only will the produce from the community fridge plot be donated but also surplus fruit and vegetables which the allotment holders can’t use up themselves or distribute to their friends and family. This way it won’t end up on their compost heaps but rather on the dinner table.

Melissa Stone from the Aylesbury Vineyard Church says: “Aylesbury Community Fridge is thrilled to be collaborating with Aylesbury Town Council and the local community on the allotment project. By working together, we are stewarding the food grown effectively, distributing from local growers to people in the local area, fostering a spirit of sharing and developing community support and cohesion.”

The vision of the Community Fridge is not only to be a place of sharing and connection but it will also establish a social hub around it, promoting food education and community support and events.

Town Mayor Cllr Mike Smith says: “The allotment project in co-operation with the Community Fridge is a great opportunity for people to try new things as some of our allotment holders grow fruit and vegetables which aren’t widely available, such as Okra, Golden Raspberries, Kohlrabi or Romanesco Broccoli”

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Festive Opening Hours 2019/2020

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:00

AYLESBURY TOWN COUNCIL – FESTIVE OPENING HOURS

Opening Hours over the Christmas/New Year period are as follows:

Date Opening Times Monday 23 December OPEN 08:45 to 17:15 Tuesday 24 December OPEN 08:45 to 14:00 Wednesday 25 December BANK HOLIDAY – CLOSED Thursday 26 December BANK HOLIDAY – CLOSED Friday 27 December CLOSED Monday 30 December CLOSED Tuesday 31 December CLOSED Wednesday 1 January BANK HOLIDAY – CLOSED Thursday 2 January CLOSED Friday 3 January CLOSED From Monday 6 January NORMAL OPENING HOURS RESUME

The Town Council wishes all residents of Aylesbury a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Carolfest 2019 – Survey

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 19:00

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed this year’s Carolfest. To help us plan next year’s event we work on feedback from this year’s event – please do take a moment to complete the short survey to let us know your views by completing the below form – many thanks ATC

This survey will close at noon on Friday 20 December 2019

Carolfest 2019 Survey Post Event Survey for Carolfest 2019
  • Overall, how would you rate the event?
    • Excellent
    • Very good
    • Fairly good
    • Mildly good
    • Not good at all
  • How friendly / helpful were the staff and volunteers?
    • Extremely
    • Very
    • Moderately
    • Slightly
    • Not at all
  • If you brought children, please state their ages. Or NONE
  • Did you attend the event who utilised the priority seating / disabled viewing or BSL? If yes, please give details.
  • Did you have a hot drink or something to eat?
    • Yes
    • No
  • have you attended previous Carolfest events?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Are there any other carols that you would like to sing, that aren't in the current programme?
  • Which of these other Aylesbury Town Council events have you attended in the past 12 months?
    • Moonday
    • Soapbox Derby on Father's Day
    • Aylesbury on Sea
    • Live in the Park
    • Proms in the Park
    • Tudor Fayre
    • Festive Family Fun
  • How did you hear about the event / rescheduled date?
    • Social Media
    • Mix96
    • Bucks Herald
    • Poster / Board / Banner
    • Web listing site
    • Friend / Family
    • Aylesbury Town Matters Magazine
    • Other
  • Are you from the Aylesbury area? (approximately)
    • Within 2 miles of Aylesbury
    • 2 - 5 miles from Aylesbury
    • 5 - 10 miles from Aylesbury
    • 10+ miles form Aylesbury
  • • How likely are you to come to next year’s Carolfest?
    • Extremely
    • Very
    • Moderately
    • Slightly
    • Not at all
  • Please add any further comments or suggestions you may have
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Many thanks for taking the time to complete our survey

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Festive Family Fun 2019 – Survey

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 16:00

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed this year’s Festive Family Fun. To help us plan next year’s event we work on feedback from this year’s event – please do take a moment to complete the short survey to let us know your views by completing the below form – many thanks ATC

Your feedback will be sent to us anonymously, therefor should you wish to have a specific answer to any questions, queries, concerns or praise – please do email us directly at info@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk so we can answer you directly.

This survey will close at noon on Friday 20 December 2019

Festive Family Fun Survey - 2019 Post Event Survey for Festive Family Fun 2019. Your survey answers will be submitted to us anomalously. Should you require a response to your feedback then please do email us directly so that we can address any issues / praise you may have. info@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk Please note that there is a different survey for the Carolfest event.
  • Overall, how would you rate the event?
    • Excellent
    • Very good
    • Fairly good
    • Mildly good
    • Not good at all
  • How friendly / helpful were the staff and volunteers?
    • Extremely
    • Very
    • Moderately
    • Slightly
    • Not at all
  • How long did you stay at the event?
    • less than 1 hour
    • 1-2 hours
    • 2-3 hours
    • 3-4 hours
    • 4+ hours
  • If you brought children, please state their ages. Or None
  • What activities did you take part in / or watch
    • Select All
    • Fun Fair Rides
    • Roast Chestnuts
    • Barrel Organ
    • Captain Christmas Show
    • Mr Cool The Snowman
    • Star Wars Characters
    • Jack Frost - Crystal ball juggler
    • Frozen Singers
    • Graffiti Wall
    • Atari Ping Pong
    • Snowflake Grabber
    • Buzz Wire
    • Craft with Queens Park Arts Centre
    • Lego - Can You Build a Space Ship?
    • Box move game
    • Catapult game
    • Snowball Snowman game
    • Candy Cane Pick up
    • Face painting
    • Glitter tattoos
    • Balloon modelling
  • Of these, which was your favourite thing to do?
  • Of these, which was your favourite thing to watch?
  • What was your primary reason for coming into town?
    • To attend the event
    • To go shopping
    • To visit restaurant / bars
  • Have you attended previous Festive Family Fun events?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Which of these other Aylesbury Town Council events have you attended in the past 12 months?
    • Soapbox Derby on Father's Day
    • Moonday
    • Aylesbury on Sea
    • Live in the Park
    • Proms in the Park
    • Tudor Fayre
  • Did you attend this year's Carolfest? - (same evening)
    • Yes
    • No
  • How did you hear about the event?
    • Social Media
    • Mix96
    • Bucks Herald
    • Poster / Board / Banner
    • Web listing site
    • Friend / Family
    • Aylesbury Town Matters Magazine
    • BuDS
    • Passing by
    • Other
  • Are you from the Aylesbury area? (approximately)
    • Within 2 miles of Aylesbury
    • 2 - 5 miles from Aylesbury
    • 5 - 10 miles from Aylesbury
    • 10+ miles form Aylesbury
  • • How likely are you to come to next year’s Festive Family Fun event?
    • Extremely
    • Very
    • Moderately
    • Slightly
    • Not at all
  • Please add any further comments or suggestions you may have
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Many thanks for taking the time to complete our survey

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