Events & News

Village Hall News & Information

 

 

 

Previous Events & News

Entries for the Mix 96 Tour de Vale charity bike ride are now open, we would be most grateful if you can share the information around  Akeley Parish Council.

The Tour de Vale Bike Ride is WheelPower’s largest annual fundraising event and is taking place on Sunday 11 June starting and finishing at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

The three routes have been designed to cover all abilities from children and families to an advanced ride for experienced cyclists. Our longest route is 100k and passes through some of Buckinghamshire’s most scenic villages.

Funds raised will help disabled children and adults take part in sport at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement.

Enter Online: Click Here for the full information and entry form.

Promote the ride: Click here to download the poster to share among your parish council.

Thank you in anticipation and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jo Hall
Tour de Vale Director

Lost Ways Article

RESTORING THE RECORD or “FINDING THE MISSING LINKS”

 On 1st January 2026, it will no longer be possible to use historic map and documentary evidence to claim ‘lost ways’.   Any path, track, alleyway, bridleway, cut-through etc. not registered on the Definitive Map – or submitted for registration – could well be in danger of being lost   Even old and still well-used, but officially unrecorded, routes may be at risk.

What does this actually mean to those who walk, cycle or horse ride along our public footpaths and bridleways?  The basic message is stark – we take our access to the countryside for granted; we use routes for recreation and as a means of linking places together without thinking but, if we don’t check what we already have or what has been used in the past and that it is legally recorded, we could lose them forever.  The ancient maxim on which many claimants have relied, in the past: “once a highway always a highway” will be history.

Simply put, a small strip of land between a highway and the start of a definitive path might be unregistered.   After 2026, a landowner could put a gate or fence across it and restrict all entry to the public – quite legally – thus permanently hindering access to the countryside because we have assumed, but not checked, that the Definitive Map is up-to-date and accurate.   It will not be just our generation which will suffer but those who follow after us and is that the legacy we wish to leave them?   It is worth the risk?

The ‘Restoring the Records’ project is two-pronged with something for everyone; volunteers are needed to check maps, walk paths to ensure the correct signs are in place, do research, interview local people about their memories and get new links approved – to list just a few activities and it is local knowledge that will be the key.

The plan is to recruit a volunteer [s] in every Buckinghamshire Parish and Town Council to spread the load and speed up the exercise – 10 years passes far quicker than you might think!   No previous knowledge or training is needed; the Project Team is preparing a simple step-by-step guide which will answer most of the more common questions and will supply a map of your local area showing the rights of way.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this fascinating and very important treasure hunt, please contact Ross Osborn, the Project’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, on rossosborn41@gmail.com who will be happy to answer any questions and arrange for all necessary information and maps to be sent to you.

Akeley News & Veiws Facebook Page

Roadworks Information (Roadworks.org) Please read there Accuracy & Liability Information

Theatre In The Villages

Cat Weatherill 4Theatre In The Villages
This Years is 15th October 2016 (information below)

 

 

back to top

If your event or news is not listed here please email your contributions to the webmaster by clicking here: webmaster@akeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk.