There are numerous public footpaths and bridleways criss-crossing our village and surrounding area within the parish limits. The ultimate responsibility for the upkeep of these ‘rights of way’ lies with the County Council and the landowners. The Parish Council is asking for volunteers to walk one (or more if you are feeling energetic) of these routes during the month of May in order to identify and report back on any problems such as broken stiles, missing directional signs, areas that have become overgrown etc. So, if you enjoy walking and getting out in the fresh air, or giving your dog (or children!) a good dollop of exercise, pick a nice day and a Footpath number and get out there! It would make sense to liaise so that routes are not covered twice. Therefore, we would be grateful if you would call Alice Guise (860 158) and advise her of your planned route and she will be able to tell you if that particular one has been walked already. The website has a section displaying the routes of our footpaths and there are hard copies also available. Please click here to visit the maps page.
The Aylesbury Vale District Council are committed to helping older residents to take advantage of the many and varied services available to them, to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and to access help and support if and when it’s needed. For more information click here.
The link can also be found on the A-Z index page.
A new free weekly lunch service has started at St Peter & St Pauls’ church in Buckingham on Tuesdays (12—2pm).
If you pop along you’ll be treated to a savoury course such as soup/cottage pie/casserole served with bread, tea/coffee and cakes in the wonderful setting of the Nave of the beautiful and historic church.
No need to book, just pop along and enjoy some lovely food and company.
Parish Office, Buckingham Parish Church, Castle Hill, Buckingham MK18 1BS
(01280) 821509 (including answerphone).
Thames Valley Police is asking the residents of Aylesbury Vale to be vigilant and report any door to door sellers in their area.
Callers can be selling household items or offering home improvements, such as new driveways or replacement windows. Home improvement work is often offered without necessary cancellation rights and sales people can use high pressure selling tactics and target vulnerable or elderly members of the community.
To find out more click here to visit the Akeley Parish Council Neighbourhood and Policing page.
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