Thames Valley Alert – See it? Report it. Don’t wait! – Aylesbury Vale

thames_valley This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Message sent by
Naveenat Sahota (Police, Local Comms, Thames Valley)

The Aylesbury Vale Neighbourhood Policing Team is asking residents to report any suspicious activity to us immediately in order to tackle rural crime, gather vital intelligence and target rural offenders.

Rural crime remains a high priority for Thames Valley Police and the Aylesbury LPA is committed to supporting and protecting rural communities that often feel vulnerable and isolated. The neighbourhood policing teams will not be complacent and continue to actively police the rural areas of Aylesbury Vale in order to disrupt and deter criminal activity.
The Force Intelligence Bureau is working closely with rural communities to build up an overall intelligence picture surrounding rural crime. Gathering intelligence and information is a vital part of investigating crime and it can’t be done without the public’s help. It is this intelligence which will allow us to find, prosecute and convict the people who are committing the crimes which are affecting rural communities the most.
Insp James Davies, said: “We value input from the public to gather intelligence and help us progress police investigations related to rural offending.Your local policing team will have a better chance of catching people committing rural crime offences, if the incident is reported at the time and there are no delays.
“It’s also extremely important to report anything you might find unusual or suspicious, however unimportant it may seem at the time, as soon as you see it. Please don’t wait to make the call”.
If you have information or intelligence you would like to share with Thames Valley Police, no matter how big or small, please either email FIBruralcrime@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or call the 24 hour, non-emergency number 101. If you believe it is a crime in progress, please always dial 999.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. (opens new window) No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
This post can also be viewed on the ‘Neighbourhood and Policing’ page by clicking here.
July 11, 2014Permalink

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The Government has announced that the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is open for applications.
The RHI is a long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties. The scheme is open to everyone – home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. The technologies currently covered by the scheme are:
  • Biomass heating systems
  • Ground or water source heat pumps
  • Air to water heat pumps
  • Solar thermal panels
Homeowners in England, Scotland and Wales can receive quarterly payments over a seven year period to fund the purchase and installation costs of a renewable heat source.
The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements and it’s for households both off and on mains gas supply. 
For further details about the scheme including eligibility criteria and how to apply please click on the link below.
There is also a Non-Domestic RHI which has been running since November 2011 and is open to the non-domestic sector including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations with eligible installations.
June 4, 2014Permalink

Tackling Fuel Poverty

Buckingham Town Council has been taking action to tackle fuel poverty. We are providing this information on the AVALC website to help people throughout the Aylesbury Vale Area manage their fuel bills. 

We would first highlight the work of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) which does a huge amount for people who face bills that they are struggling to pay. If this is you and, whether or not you have sought help before, please go along to the CAB offices in Buckingham or Aylesbury where you will be able to get good, helpful and totally confidential advice. The CAB is there to help people and they do this rather well. If you are worrying about your coming bills in any way, the CAB will be able to assist you.

For more information please click the following link: Tackling Fuel Poverty.

April 3, 2014Permalink

MONITORING the state of the PUBLIC FOOTPATHS and BRIDLEWAYS in the PARISH

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There are numerous public footpaths and bridleways criss-crossing our village and surrounding area within the parish limits. The ultimate responsibility for the upkeep of these ‘rights of way’ lies with the County Council and the landowners. The Parish Council is asking for volunteers to walk one (or more if you are feeling energetic) of these routes during the month of May in order to identify and report back on any problems such as broken stiles, missing directional signs, areas that have become overgrown etc. So, if you enjoy walking and getting out in the fresh air, or giving your dog (or children!) a good dollop of exercise, pick a nice day and a Footpath number and get out there! It would make sense to liaise so that routes are not covered twice. Therefore, we would be grateful if you would call Alice Guise (860 158) and advise her of your planned route and she will be able to tell you if that particular one has been walked already. The website has a section displaying the routes of our footpaths and there are hard copies also available. Please click here to visit the maps page.

Happy rambling!

March 24, 2014Permalink

Community Lunches in Buckingham

A new free weekly lunch service has started at St Peter & St Pauls’ church in Buckingham on Tuesdays (12—2pm).

If you pop along you’ll be treated to a savoury course such as soup/cottage pie/casserole served with bread, tea/coffee and cakes in the wonderful setting of the Nave of the beautiful and historic church.

No need to book, just pop along and enjoy some lovely food and company.

Email: office@buckinghamparishchurch.org.uk

Website: http://www.buckinghamparishchurch.org.uk/

Parish Office, Buckingham Parish Church, Castle Hill, Buckingham MK18 1BS
(01280) 821509 (including answerphone).

February 24, 2014Permalink