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Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:47

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester at this time of grief and anguish. The loss of so many, and many of them so young, cuts us all to the heart. We mourn as one. The unity of the compassionate and the kind will never be broken by cruelty and ignorance.” Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts

 

 

 

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Aylesbury Town Launches It’s Dementia Action Alliance to Support Dementia Awareness Week 2017

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:33

Aylesbury Library was a-buzz on Wednesday 17 May as the new Town Mayor, Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts welcomed and thanked members of the newly launched Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance for their support in working towards creating a Dementia Friendly town.

The Library hosted the launch, where nostalgic items including books, posters, reminiscent scents, board games and more from the 1970’s and 80’s where on display. Details on Dementia Friendly screenings at the local theatre were available in addition to information on supporting independent living, community events and details for carers of support groups were also available for people to take away on the day.

The Mayor met with everyone who attended on the day from the Healthy Living Centre, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Carers Bucks, Skipton Building Insurance, The Alzheimer’s Society, Prevention Matters, Sportif Citroen, 3SpiritUK, Bucks Trading Standards and Thames Valley Police, and it was clear to see that everyone had a passion for supporting the community.

The Mayor further commented in his opening speech “When I started out in nursing, we often had patients born in the 1890s. I used to sing old Victorian music hall numbers and their faces lit up because they still knew all the words. But now I find that older people are too young for Shirley Temple, much less Florrie Forde. As I get older and older, older people get younger and younger, and the majority these days are into Elvis Presley and the Rat Pack. So, I have had to update my repertoire.

We all have the right to live a life with some fun and laughter in it. Laughter is the best pain killer that there is, and listening to my singing tends to induce laughter in most people. Cheaper than pills as well.

I read once that music and singing are older than speech, and that the parts of the brain used for melody are older than the parts used for words. To put it another way, we sang before we could talk. We feel with music, we relate to one another through music, we think with music. If someone with dementia has forgotten how to hold a conversation, or if they don’t speak at all, they may still be reached with song. We all have the right to sing.”

 

 

This year’s slogan from the Alzheimer’s Society is #unitedagainstdementia which was apt as Aylesbury’s Youth Town Councillors came to lend their support. Vice-Chairman of the Youth Town Council, Cllr Laura Sinclair said “it was important for the Youth Town Council to show their support as our mission statement speaks of bridging the gap across generations”.

Members of the Alliance have agreed to promote the work towards a Dementia Friendly town within their organisation and groups, and by working organically, will continue to support a community living with Dementia.

If you would like more information visit the Aylesbury Town Dementia Action Alliance Facebook page or you can email info@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

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Bucks Vision

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:13

Helping People with Sight Loss

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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 45

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 09:53
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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 Soapbox Derby on Father’s Day, Parklife Weekend,  Summer Playscheme at the Jonathan  Page Play Centre, news and updates from the Mayor, information about Aylesbury in Bloom, the Great British Spring Clean and an introduction of our Youth Town Councillors.

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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Live in the Park – Band Line-up Announced

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 08:00

With only 4 months until Parklife Weekend makes its exciting return to Vale Park during the late August Bank Holiday, those long sunny days will be with us before you know it.  Aylesbury Town Council, along with its partners, will be bringing you a weekend filled with a huge array of music and family entertainment – creating a mini-free-festival right here in the centre of Aylesbury for you to enjoy with family and friends.  The heart of this event is to increase and nurture a community spirit whilst supporting local artists, bands, businesses, charities and organisations.

Parklife weekend will start at 12noon on Saturday 26th August with Live in the Park.  Headlining this fabulous free music extravaganza are The Bon Jovi Experience, they are the only tribute act in the world to have played live with Jon Bon Jovi and are credited as “The best Bon Jovi tribute act” by Jon Bon Jovi himself.  Their performance is not to be missed, with the looks, style, charisma and sound of the real thing, they will provide an explosive set filled with all-time classics to rock you into the evening.

2017 sees the introduction of the Sportif Citroen Second Stage, positioned alongside the main stage, enabling more performance time to a wide variety of local and original artists at this huge open air concert.  On this stage you can expect to see Lucy Mair, Ed Cusick, Lauren James Ray, A Little Bit Country, Billy Watman and Callow Saints.  Many of these talented artists bring their live music to Aylesbury on a regular basis, and it will be exciting to see them perform on such a grand scale.  Callow Saints will be on stage just before the headline act at approx. 8pm.  You may have heard of Billy Watman, he is an award winning 15 year old flamenco finger-style guitarist, his interpretation of Bohemian Rhapsody was a viral sensation and in 2016 he reached the final of Sky Arts TV show “Guitar Star”, he’ll be performing at approx. 6:30pm.

The main stage will play host to a broad range of styles and genres, it will be opened at 12noon by NBS who will energise you with classic pop and rock covers, getting you up and moving ready for an entire day of great music.  They will be swiftly followed by Eton Rivals with a unique blend of punk, mod and ska; Gravity Blue and Michael Lee provide their own piece of rock and pop.  Then comes a little sprinkling of Rockabilly from The Nightshades all topped off with some Big Band Swing.

In addition to the music there will be traditional fun fair rides, a huge 85ft inflatable assault course and a bouncy castle to entertain the kids (of all ages) for free, all day.  In the Community Involvement Area there are businesses, charities and organisations providing even more free activities, games, fun and entertainment, including face-painting from Zoomania, safe sun-gazing with UKAstronomy, music lessons from XYZMusic and skills with Affinity Babington, with lots more still to be confirmed.

Chair of the Communities Committee Cllr Allison Harrison says, “Those of you who have attended the past two years at Live in the Park have expressed your enjoyment and praised its growth and commitment to the local community.  We take pride in providing you with an event that is enjoyed by so many people, showcasing local music, businesses and charities in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment.  The entire Parklife weekend is the highlight to our programme of events across the year, it’s a joy to work with so many other organisations to bring this mini-festival to Aylesbury.”

Later it’s Stars in the Park; where you can join the amateur experts from UKAstronomy to find out more about the stars, planets and solar system.  On the Sunday  Aylesbury Church Network host an open air church service, Church in the Park, followed by Footie and Music in the Park.  The entire weekend culminates with Proms in the Park, where you are invited to bring picnics, rugs, flags and your singing voices for this great British tradition, with a 45 piece concert band, soloists and a guest interval performance by The Queens Park Centre Jazz Band.  A spectacular firework display will finish the entire weekend at around 9:30pm on Sunday 27th August.

Further information and details will be confirmed closer to the event.

With thanks to Sportif Citroen for supporting this event and to all of the other companies involved in helping to provide this event to you free of charge.

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Aylesbury Active Ladies Group

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:59

The Healthy Living Centre offers a women only wellbeing sessions at Centre from 24th of April from 10.30am to 11.30am. Cost for each session is only £2.

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New Mausoleums Chambers in Aylesbury Cemetery

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:54

Aylesbury Town Council will be hosting a presentation evening on Tuesday 9th May, from 6pm, at the Town Hall, 5 Church Street, when the successful contractors for the new mausolea will be present and everyone who is interested in purchasing a mausoleum is invited to attend.

Drawings showing the designs of the new mausolea will be on show and there will be the opportunity to select and reserve mausolea niches at the event.

The Deputy Town Clerk, Mr Mark Broughton and our Bereavement Services Officer, Mr Anthony Motyka, will also be in attendance and will be able to give information about the progress of this project and answer any questions you may have.

 

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St George’s Celebrations 2017 Survey

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 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 5 May 2017

St George's Celebrations Post Event Survey for St George's Celebrations 2017
  • 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.
  • What activities did you take part in / see
    • St George and the School Dragon
    • 1 Man Mummers Play
    • Sword Fighting
    • Morris Dancing
    • Live Music
    • Dragon Puppet
    • Arrow Forging
    • Children's Jousting & Knight skills
    • Queens Park Arts Centre Crafts (clay dragons & crests)
    • ATC Crafts (colouring competition, brass rubbing & flag making)
    • Archery
    • Sword Hoopla
    • Bean Bag Flag game
    • Dragon Hoopla
    • Splat the Rat
    • Rescue the Princess Maze
  • 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
    • Walking Play - The Rose Thief
    • 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
  • Did you spend any money at the town centre shops / restaurants / cafes whilst attending the event?
    • Yes
    • No
  • 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
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Many thanks for taking the time to complete our survey

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Tae Kwon Do in Aylesbury

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:06

Taekwondo is a dynamic, exciting and effective self-defence system, consisting of blocks, strikes, punches and kicks, that can be learned by everybody from 6-60.
Classes typically consist of fitness exercises, punching and kicking pads, self defence drills, sparring, artistic patterns and stretching, which are all designed to help students progress through the traditional ITF syllabus, from beginner through to Black Belt and beyond.

For more information visit https://www.btkd.co.uk

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Aylesbury in Bloom – Garden competition 2017

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:00
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Spring is in the air, and with summer 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 record 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.

This year’s 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 2017 together with the judging criteria and terms and conditions.

AiB – Application Form 2017

Terms and Conditions 2017

2017 Judging Criteria – Schools

2017 Judging Criteria – Residents

2017 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 16th June 2017.

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Honey Bee Swarms

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:19

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Walking netball is coming to Aylesbury in May 2017!

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:16

Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories as well as the love for the game never leave.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age, ability or fitness level.

From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.

The session will be delivered at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm, your first session will be free, with following sessions costing £4 (£3 for 1Life members) per week. Grab a friend and come and give it a go.

For more information, please call or text Natalie on 07446015994

Walking Netball Terms and Conditions

 

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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 44

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:12
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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 St George’s Celebrations, Soapbox Derby on Father’s Day,  the Easter and May Half Term Playscheme at the Jonathan  Page Play Centre, news and updates from the Mayor, information about Aylesbury in Bloom and our allotment sites and an introduction of our 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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Registration Open for Soapbox Derby

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 09:14

Registrations are now open to take part in the 2017 Soapbox Derby on Sunday 18 June.  Places are limited to 30 karts, all karts must be registered by 2 June to take part – this will close earlier, once all of the places have been taken.

For all of the information, details and forms for this event, please click here for the event listing

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