New tool to support the voluntary & community sector

community bucks

Xchange Bucks is a new tool to support the voluntary & community sector where you can access the following services;
·         Support and advice – there are a range of documents on a variety of topics
·         Training and events – here you can both find out what might be of interest to you and your team but also advertise your own events
·         Volunteering – this is now the volunteer centre for the county.  Here you can post any volunteering opportunities that you are hoping to recruit for.
·         Jobs – this enables you to get free publicity for any paid jobs that you are trying to recruit for.
·         Funding – here you can find out when the funding surgeries are happening, read self-help guides on fundraising, use free search tools to access Trusts & Foundations that might fund your work and learn about specific local funds.
To find out more visit their website at:
January 11, 2014Permalink

Free Cre-Mark and engraving of tools at Aylesbury Vale Garden Centres and hardware shops!

AVDC’s Community Safety team and Thames Valley Police are offering free tool engraving and CRE marking over April 2013. CRE mark offers a unique Overt Property Marking system that clearly marks the ownership of your possessions, in order to deter thieves and aid the recovery of stolen property. It is clear visible security coding with a protective overcoat lacquer.

For more details visit our Neighbourhood and Policing page by clicking here.

April 3, 2013Permalink

Saturday Bus Service for Akeley


There is a Saturday bus service into Buckingham from Akeley running, thanks to funding obtained by the Buckingham Local Area forum, until the end of March. If usage is high enough then hopefully it will be funded after that as well by the County Council in partnership with Buckingham Town Council, Parish Councils and others including traders.  

The Bus number 135 goes in 5 different circuits serving about 26 villages around Buckingham including Akeley.

The Akeley circuit leaves Akeley at 12:58 (just before 1:00pm) arriving Buckingham 13:03 (1:03 pm). The return trip is 15:52 (3:52 pm). Please spread the word and encourage folk to use it even if only one way! Bus passes can be used on the service. It can save the costs of parking and be particularly useful for teenagers.

To see the full timetable visit our Transport Services page by clicking here.
January 14, 2013Permalink

Aylesbury Vale Newsletter and Community Safety Factsheets

Please click here to see the first edition of the Aylesbury Vale Community Safety Partnership newsletter. The newsletter reflects on a quarterly basis on the projects and initiatives undertaken by the Community Safety Partnership to maintain Aylesbury Vale as a safe place to live and work.

If you have any queries about it please contact the author, Faye Blunstone on  01296 585061 or 07738314039 or

For more Community News and to see our montly factsheets you can visit the News page for 2012 issues or our new Community Factsheets page for 2013 issues.


January 2, 2013Permalink