Aylesbury

Dementia Action Week 21-27 May 2018

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:08

This year ‘ACTION’ is the main focus for Dementia Awareness.

There are now over 1700 Dementia Friends in Aylesbury including our Outdoor Team, and we are continuing to reduce the stigma associated with Dementia by delivering information sessions and promoting the Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance which now has over 25 members including local solicitors Pickup & Scott, Thames Valley Police and MetroBank.

During ACTION week, there will be lots of activities taking place in the Parish including a Forget-me-not display in Friars Square from our intergenerational Care Home Tour as part of the “Who am I?” project, and coffee mornings at the Coffee Bean in Bedgrove and at the More+ Community Café in Broughton to name but a few ways the community is taking action to become Dementia Friendly.

As part of the Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance, the Town Council in partnership with the Waterside Theatre and Bucks CCG are hosting a workshop and performance (delivered by VAMOS theatre) which focuses on positive and effective non-verbal communication for people living with Dementia. Our Dementia Champion will be inviting delegates to attend this event during Dementia ACTION Week.

The free Listening with Your Eyes workshop will take place in September at the Theatre, and is aimed at businesses and service providers to strengthen a ‘holding hands’ approach to our town by illustrating how a local café can help reduce isolation by being part of the coffee companion initiative; to the local Waste Services department promoting recycling options for people with Dementia or the elderly. These simple actions are examples of some of the positive changes already happening in Aylesbury.

November sees the production of Finding Joy at the Waterside Theatre. The play approaches the subject of Dementia with humour and humanity telling the story of 83 year-old Joy, and her grandson.

The Town Council is pleased to promote the key message to our residents and community that “There’s More to the person than the Dementia”

 

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St George’s Celebrations 2018 Survey

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 16:20

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed this year’s St george’s Celebrations. 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 4 May 2018

St George's Celebrations - Survey Post Event Survey for St George's Celebrations 2018
  • 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+ hours
  • If you brought children to the event, please list their ages. Or state None
  • What activities did you take part in / see
    • Knight on Horseback
    • Quiz around the event
    • Queens Park Crafts - lace making
    • Queens Park Crafts - potters wheel
    • Queens Park Crafts -tapestry
    • Queens Park Crafts - crochet
    • Queens Park Crafts - wood carving
    • Queens Park Crafts - willow weaving
    • Queens Park Crafts - corn dollies
    • Blacksmithing - metal making
    • Dragon Puppet with St George
    • 12th Night Performance
    • St George Puppet Show
    • Circus Skills
    • May Pole Dancing
    • Cricket Simulator
    • Queens Park Arts Centre Make & Take Crafts
    • Archery
    • Board Games table
    • Sword Hoopla
    • Mini catapult
    • Bean Bag Flag game
    • Dragon Hoopla
    • Splat the Rat
    • Rescue the Princess Maze
  • Which was your favourite activity to watch?
  • Which was you your favourite activity to take part in?
  • Did you attend last year's St George's Celebration event?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Which of these other Aylesbury Town Council events have you attended in the past 12 months?
    • Soapbox Derby on Father's Day
    • Aylesbury on Sea
    • Live in the Park
    • Proms in the Park
    • Tudor Fayre
    • Halloween Fun
    • Festive Family Fun
    • Carolfest
  • 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
    • Just passing
    • Other
  • What was your primary reason for coming into town on the day of the event?
    • To attend the event
    • To attend the parade
    • To go shopping
    • To visit restaurants / bars
  • 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 St George's Celebration event?
    • Extremely
    • Very
    • Moderately
    • Slightly
    • Not at all
  • Please add any further comments or suggestions you may have, to help us to continue to improve.
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Many thanks for taking the time to complete our survey

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Aylesbury Breast Friends Support Groups

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:35

Breast Friends is a small Aylesbury based support group run entirely by volunteers and offers a listening ear as well as practical, confidential support to those who have been affected by breast cancer. The group was formed several years ago by several ladies who wanted to ensure that others in the Aylesbury area would not feel the same isolation that they had experienced following their diagnosis of breast cancer.

Members of Breast Friends meet once a month, usually at Mandeville School, Ellen Road, Aylesbury, on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm. There is the opportunity to get together for a chat over a tea and biscuits in a supportive and informal atmosphere. The monthly meetings often include guest speakers and other social events.

Whether you have just been diagnosed, are currently undergoing treatment or completed your active treatment a while ago, the group offers emotional support and practical, up-to-date information.

Above all, the group offers an understanding voice at the end of the phone should you ever need it.

If you or someone you care about has been affected by breast cancer, please take a look at our website:   www.breastfriends-aylesbury.org.uk

Alternatively if you prefer,  please call Jan on 01844 290362.

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Volunteer for Scope

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 16:55

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Notice of Poll – By-elections – Central Town Ward

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:25

Election of Town Councillor for

  • Central Ward

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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 48

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:59
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The latest Aylesbury Town Matters issue 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, the forthcoming festive Family Fun and Carolfest, our Playschemes at the Jonathan  Page Play Centre, news and updates from the Mayor, updates from the Dementia Action Alliance and the Youth Town Council.

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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Aylesbury in Bloom – Garden competition 2018

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 03/02/2018 - 14:25
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Hoping that spring is  just around the corner it’s time to get out into the garden and get digging to make your outdoor space – no matter how big or small – amazing.

Our Annual Garden competition will be taking place in June, July and August so there is plenty if time to plan, plant, prune, grow and mow.

Last year saw a a great number of entries and the judges saw some great gardens ranging from wildlife nature gardens, to small gardens, pot gardens, front and back gardens. It was great to have so many first time entrants and to see so much enthusiasm. The competition is open to residents, groups, organisations, schools and businesses within the Parish of Aylesbury.

The competition is sponsored by Michael Anthony Estate Agents and we would like to thank them for all of their support.

Below are the entry form for 2018 together with the judging criteria and terms and conditions.

AiB 2018 Application Form

AiB Terms and Conditions 2018

2018 Judging Criteria – Schools

2018 Judging Criteria – Residents

2018 Judging Criteria – Businesses and Organisations

Our judges are already looking forward to seeing everyone’s gardens and to helping with tips and advice. We look forward to receiving your entry by 15th June 2018.

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Candidates District Councillor Election Central & Walton

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00

Election of District Councillors for

  • Central & Walton

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Be a good neighbour

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:47

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Have you, or a loved one, been affected by cancer?

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:36

If so, health and care services in Buckinghamshire would like your help to ensure we are delivering the best possible care for our population – which means it is vital we hear from residents who have experienced cancer treatment.

NHS Aylesbury Vale and NHS Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to invite people with experience of cancer to give their views in a new online survey.

Everyone’s experience of cancer is different. So, for us to give the best possible care and support, we need you to help us understand what that looks like to you and how you think we should provide it.

Because you have been through it, you are best placed to tell us what works, what can be improved, and what specific cancer support should be available to you within the Bucks area.

Things may not change overnight, but if your experiences have left you with ideas of what would be good for patients in Bucks – whether improving an existing service or offering new kinds of support – we want to hear from you.

We know that being given the all-clear does not always mean the end of cancer and returning to normal. It’s vital that when treatment stops you still have the right support to get back on your feet, deal with the consequences of your experience and know how to spot signs if cancer should return.

Whether you are currently undergoing treatment, are now living after treatment, or if you have watched a loved one go through cancer, please let us know your views. Comment boxes have been distributed at a range of locations across Bucks (including GP surgeries, libraries, support group venues and many others) and you can complete the full survey via the link below. All details will be kept strictly confidential.

www.letstalkhealthbucks.nhs.uk/consult.ti/cancerservices/

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