Retirement of Stan Bennett from the Parish Council

Before the start of the Annual Parish Meeting, several villagers had joined the Parish Councillors at the Village Hall to mark the retirement of Stan Bennett from the Parish Council after 36 years of service. They included Terry Cavender, Brian Coxall, John Hockley (Vice Chair), Elaine Rowlands, Mike Mortimer (Chair), Mary Taylor, Ellen Sayer (Clerk), Jackie Corcoran, Alice Guise, Angela Hawker, Sherri Holland, Jeff Mainwaring-Samwell, John Tibbetts, Cathy Mortimer, Andy Sayer, Dick Russell, Dick and Dorothy Staley and Kate Mainwaring-Samwell.

On behalf of the Parish Council and the village as a whole, Mike Mortimer thanked Stan for all his hard work and contributions over the years and passed on the good wishes of District Councillor Pearl Lewis. Stan was presented with a card and a gift.


April 18, 2013Permalink

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

Scannappeal Open Gardens 2013

Scannappeal’s Open Gardens scheme for 2013 has been launched to raise funds for life saving equipment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.  From April to September, fourteen gardens around Buckinghamshire are taking part including in Kingsey, Steeple Claydon and Aylesbury.

From smaller neighbourhood gardens to those at larger properties, there are a range of different places to visit, with varying special features. Refreshments are available at all the properties and some will also feature musical entertainment to give the charity’s supporters further reasons to visit and enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening out.

To request a copy of the Scannappeal Open Gardens leaflet which gives details of all gardens or to book tickets in advance (including a discounted multiple entry ticket), telephone: 01494 734161, email: or visit:

April 3, 2013Permalink