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

The introduction of NHS 111 in Buckinghamshire

NHS 111 – the new number for urgent (but not life-threatening) calls – is being introduced in Buckinghamshire early in 2013.  NHS 111 will ensure local people receive the right care from the right person, in the right place, at the right time. It will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; providing a clinical assessment at the first point of contact, without the need to call patients back.  It is planned that the service will go live in late February 2013, when everyone in Buckinghamshire will be able to use the 111 number.  Two stakeholder workshops – aimed at addressing concerns and outlining the steps leading to the launch – are also planned to take place early in the new year. If you would like to take part, or would like to read more on the subject click here.

December 6, 2012Permalink