Door to door sales – Aylesbury Vale

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.

February 22, 2014Permalink

A43 road renewal and closures

Resurfacing schemes are taking place between Syresham and Brackley Hatch from 18 February – 24 February and between Abthorpe roundabout and Wood Burcote roundabout from 24 February – 4 March.

The works will renew the existing worn carriageway surface and the road markings will also be reinstated.  Works will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption to road users.  Apologies have been made in advance as some disruption will be generated.

Hours of work are: Monday to Sunday 8:00pm to 6:00am

Further information can be found by clicking the following link:


February 18, 2014Permalink

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

Superfast Broadband for Akeley

As some of you will remember we posted an article in August 2012 about the Superfast Broadband in your local community.

There is a meeting on Wednesday 13th November at 8pm to find out how little you need to do to help us help you and your neighbours onto the digital highway. You can do something about it today by registering at and backing your local campaign to bring superfast broadband to our villages.

November 5, 2013Permalink

Local Information Fairs

All are welcome to drop in and chat with the staff and volunteers from a variety of organisations offering services to local older people.

No need to book and you can stay as long as you like.

Come along and speak directly to organisations that run services locally that may assist you or someone you know. Drop in for as long as you want, no need to make appointments.

For more information click on the following links:

Thursday 10th October from 12.30 – 4.30 in Steeple Claydon village hall

Saturday 9th November from 8.30 – 11.30 in Buckingham Community centre

These are FREE and refreshments will be provided.

October 8, 2013Permalink