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

Buckingham Churches Together Christmas Lunch 2012

Buckingham Churches Together has organised a Christmas Day lunch at the Buckingham Community Centre, next to Waitrose in the centre of the town with a large car park adjacent.  It lasts from 1:00pm to about 4:30pm and transport is available for those that need it.  It is essential to book in advance so please telephone  01280 817560.

To see the full advertisement click here.

November 22, 2012Permalink

Let us know your views

Budget and Strategic Plan and Montly Factsheets.

Let us know your views to inform Buckinghamshire’s future budget and strategic plans by completing a short survey.  This survey asks for your views on Council priorities and Council Tax. The feedback from this survey will help inform the Council’s 5 year strategy and draft budget options for the next financial year (1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014).

Our October Montly Factsheet from Aylesbury Vale District Council is on the topic of Driving and now available for download.  To view previous topics and to download the factsheet please visit our News page.

To visit our News page and for more information on both subjects click here.


October 14, 2012Permalink

Theatre in the villages: The Incredible Doctor Guttman

Saturday 27th October 2012

In 1948, a doctor at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury had the audacity to stage the first games for disabled ex-service men and women on the very same day as the London Olympics. The Incredible Doctor Guttmann is a new play based on the true story of this remarkable man. Known simply as ‘Poppa’, Guttmann was a charismatic, witty, yet incredibly driven individual, whose work and revolutionary ideas gave new hope to so many and touched the lives of people all over the world. However his personal story is equally as powerful. As a young Jewish doctor he saved hundreds of patients from the gas-chambers of Nazi-Germany before fleeing with his family to take refuge in England.  This powerful and captivating new play is a story full of passion, determination, humour, adversity but most of all learning to start over again.  This is a local story of global significance especially commissioned for this year of London 2012.

  • Date:  Saturday 27 October @ 7.30pm
  • Location:  Akeley Village Hall MK18 5HB
  • Tickets: £10 (£8 students and under 16s) Bull & Butcher Pub 01280 860012 or Ian Barham 07843 311837
  • Suitable for adults and children 13+
To see the Theatre-in-the-villages-2012 brochure for September – December 2012  click on the above link.


September 17, 2012Permalink

Akeley Garden Club Village Show 2012

gardening club show


Staging of exhibits 8:30 – 10:00am

Public viewing and tea’s from 2:30pm

prize giving at 3:00pm followed by auction of unclaimed exhibits

We would like to encourage new people to enter so if you have any questions about how to go about entering or how to display your entries please contact Sherri on 860486 or Jackie on 860295.  We will be happy to give you any help or advice we can.

Raffle and proceeds of auction will go to The League of Friends of Buckingham Hospital

August 19, 2012Permalink