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

Door to door sales – Aylesbury Vale

Thames Valley Police is asking the residents of Aylesbury Vale to be vigilant and report any door to door sellers in their area.

Callers can be selling household items or offering home improvements, such as new driveways or replacement windows.  Home improvement work is often offered without necessary cancellation rights and sales people can use high pressure selling tactics and target vulnerable or elderly members of the community.

To find out more click here to visit the Akeley Parish Council Neighbourhood and Policing page.

February 22, 2014Permalink

New tool to support the voluntary & community sector

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Xchange Bucks is a new tool to support the voluntary & community sector where you can access the following services;
·         Support and advice – there are a range of documents on a variety of topics
·         Training and events – here you can both find out what might be of interest to you and your team but also advertise your own events
·         Volunteering – this is now the volunteer centre for the county.  Here you can post any volunteering opportunities that you are hoping to recruit for.
·         Jobs – this enables you to get free publicity for any paid jobs that you are trying to recruit for.
·         Funding – here you can find out when the funding surgeries are happening, read self-help guides on fundraising, use free search tools to access Trusts & Foundations that might fund your work and learn about specific local funds.
To find out more visit their website at: http://www.xchangebucks.org.uk/
January 11, 2014Permalink