Aylesbury

Parklife Weekend – CANCELLED

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:09

Parklife Weekend Cancelled due to the impacts of Covid-19

It is with great, but inevitable, sadness that we  have cancelled this years Parklife Weekend, including Live in the Park and Proms in the Park.

The annual summer festival attracts over 17,000 people over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, given the current government guidelines the event cannot be organised in a safe environment for all the performers, suppliers and visitors.

Leader of the Council, Richard Lloyd says “It is with great regret that we’ve had to cancel the Parklife weekend but the safety of residents, performers, suppliers and volunteers is our top priority and we’ve made this difficult decision as late as we can. I’d like to thank everyone for their understanding and we’re excited to be working with Stoke Mandeville Hospital radio on the alternative NOT Parklife weekend”

We are currently working on plans to bring NOT Live in the Park – to their Facebook page and other social platforms, alongside SMHR. It will be a day packed with local musicians, fun and a look back over the past five years of Live in the Park, taking place on Saturday 29 August. More information available soon

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Photography Competition for Aylesbury on Sea…. at Home

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 14:45

Terms and Conditions

Aylesbury on Sea

Photography competition

All entries to be submitted onto the ATC Fbk post or via email to ruth.mayhew@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

All submitted images must be from Aylesbury and the surrounding area / villages

All submitted images must be suitable for inclusion on ATC and Snappy Snaps Alesbury social media pages

Prize is supplied by Snappy Snaps Aylesbury and must be sorted and collected directly from the store

11”x 14”Hi Gloss photo panel prize, does not have to be of the winning image, you are permitted to use an alternative picture you supply

No alternative prize available

All entries to be received by 12noon Friday 10 July

Winner will be notified directly during the afternoon of Friday 10 July

Winning entry will be displayed on our Social Media channels and website. Other promotional channels may also be used

Judges decision is final

Submission of entry constitutes understanding of these terms and conditions

 

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COUNCILLOR VACANCY FOR SOUTHCOURT WARD

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:59

PUBLIC NOTICE

16th June 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of a councillor for the above town/parish council (town ward if warded).

A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days from the date below ten electors for the parish/ward give notice in writing to the Returning Officer calling for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

Buckinghamshire Council

The Gateway

Gatehouse Road

Aylesbury

Buckinghamshire

HP19 8FF

If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option, in which case any elector in the Parish interested in the vacancy should notify the Town Clerk, Aylesbury Town Council, Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, H20 2QP gray@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk of their willingness to be considered.

 

Dated: 16th June 2020                                                       Signed: Keith Gray, JP (Town Clerk)

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Trading Standards alert over ‘test and trace’ scammers

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 14:09

‘Think before you click’ scam alerts have been sounded by Trading Standards officers to try to head off scams in the wake of the launch of the Government’s coronavirus Test & Trace system.

Virus lockdown has seen an estimated 40% increase in reported doorstep, phone and email scams across Buckinghamshire, and Trading Standards say their priority is to protect residents from potential text, email and phone frauds based on the new NHS Test & Trace system.

They warn people to be wary of ‘phishing’ texts and emails, to ‘think before you click’ on a link in a text or email suggesting, for example, that someone testing positive to Covid-19 had come into contact with them and recommending a click-link for more help.

Fred Wilson, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, said:”The important thing to remember is to always be alert. If in doubt, do NOT click on any links that could send your details straight to the scammers.”

He said although alerts from the NHS Test & Trace service could come by text, email or phone call, there was clear Government guidance as to how it works, and there was no need to give financial information as it is a free service.

Fred said that while traditional scams targeted older and more vulnerable people, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards warned lockdown scams are no respecter of age or socio-economic profile.

Classic examples so far have ranged from emails and texts claiming you are due a refund from your TV licence, council tax or income tax, using Covid-19 as bait and providing a dodgy link, to fake texts purporting to be from the government promising a ‘relief’ payout and providing a fake link.

Other scams have involved shopping orders: facemasks that never arrive, hand sanitiser that isn’t, even fake NHS lanyards for sale.

“Criminals can spoof texts, making messages appear in a chain of texts alongside previous genuine messages making them look so plausible,” said Fred. “So as the Test & Trace scheme rolls out, the warning is to be very alert. Don’t give them a foothold in Buckinghamshire!”

Fred said residents should forward dodgy-looking emails to the National Cyber Security Centre at report@phishing.gov.uk

Lockdown scam losses could have been much worse, were it not for Trading Standards officers’ vigilance and preventive action against scam phone calls, which try to get residents’ bank details.

They have supplied potential victims with free Truecall blocking devices that during four months stopped more than 1,400 nuisance phone calls, 276 of which were fraudulent, saving residents an estimated total of £830,000 in potentially scammed cash. In addition Trading Standards had 43 unsolicited calls reported.

Since the Truecall initiative was started in 2014, Trading Standards report that 35,240 scam calls have been blocked, which could have cost residents in excess of £380,000 in potentially scammed cash.

As lockdown scams continue, Trading Standards advice to residents is:

  • Be sceptical, don’t be afraid to delete the email/text or put the phone down.
  • Take your time, don’t be rushed.
  • Know who you’re dealing with: if you need help, talk to someone you know or get in touch with Trading Standards advice line on 0300 123 2329
  • Protect your financial information, especially from people you don’t know.
  • Never engage with someone or allow them access unless you are able to verify their authenticity and who they are.

Residents who are being subjected to nuisance calls, can request a Truecall phone blocker  from Trading Standards by emailing trading.standards@bucksandsurreytradingstandards.gov.uk


Government Test & Trace guidance
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

Contact tracers will:

  • call you from 0300 013 5000
  • send you text messages from ‘NHS’
  • ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
  • ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
  • ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
  • ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the two days prior to your symptoms starting
  • ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England

Contact tracers will never:

  • ask you to dial a premium rate (09 or 087) number to speak to them
  • ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
  • ask for any details about your bank account
  • ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
  • ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
  • disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
  • provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
  • ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
  • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

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COUNCILLOR VACANCIES FOR ELMHURST AND OXFORD RD WARDS

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 06/02/2020 - 09:15

PUBLIC NOTICE

2nd June 2020

 

COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

 1 Councillor for the Elmhurst Ward

          &

1 Councillor for the Oxford Road Ward

The Town Council will fill these vacancies by Co-opting 2 people into the role as Town Councillor for the above Council Wards mentioned.

Any elector in the Parish can apply if you fulfil the criteria for such an appointment and if you meet the qualifications to hold this Public Office and are not disqualified for holding such office.

For information on qualifications and disqualifications, please contact the Town Clerk or Deputy Town Clerk at Aylesbury Town Council.

If you are interested in the vacancy you should send a letter of application for the post and state which Council Ward you are applying for.  You should also send in a CV to allow the Town Councillors to carefully consider your application and suitability for the role.

Please send all correspondence to the Town Clerk of Aylesbury:

Mr K Gray, JP

TOWN CLERK

Aylesbury Town Council

5 Church Street

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, H20 2QP

keith.gray@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

All applications must reach the Town Clerk by close of business at 5pm on MONDAY 22nd JUNE, 2020.

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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 57

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:14

Issue 57 of Aylesbury Town Matters is our first digital only issue, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic.  You can also view a copy by clicking on the below button. Should you wish to receive a copy in PDF format then please email us to info@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk

This issue covers the recent VE75 celebrations and the great community spirit and volunteering that is taking place during the current corona virus crisis. The mayor is reflecting on the last 12 months of his role and the many residents he has met in that time.

Aylesbury Town Matters is also available in Audio Format. We have teamed up with Aylesbury Talking Newspaper Association. If you wish to receive the magazine in audio format then please contact Christine at ATNA direct on 01296 428861 or e-mail aylesburytn@yahoo.co.uk who will make the necessary arrangements.

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Vacancy for a Councillor – Oxford Road Ward

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:07

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of a councillor for the above town/parish council (town ward if warded).

2. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days from the date below ten electors for the parish ward of Oxford Road give notice in writing to the Returning Officer calling for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

3. The address of the Returning Officer is:
Buckinghamshire Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP19 8FF

4. If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option, in which case any elector in the Parish interested in the vacancy should notify the Town Clerk, Aylesbury Town Council, Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, H20 2QP keith.gray@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk of their willingness to be considered.

Dated: 11th May 2020                                   Signed: Keith Gray, JP (Town Clerk)

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Vacancy for a Councillor – Elmhurst Ward

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:58

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of a councillor for the above town/parish council (town ward if warded).

2. A by-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days from the date below ten electors for the parish ward of Elmhurst give notice in writing to the Returning Officer calling for an election to be held to fill the vacancy.

3. The address of the Returning Officer is:
Buckinghamshire Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP19 8FF

4. If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy by co-option, in which case any elector in the Parish interested in the vacancy should notify the Town Clerk, Aylesbury Town Council, Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, H20 2QP keith.gray@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk of their willingness to be considered.

Dated: 4th May 2020                                   Signed: Keith Gray, JP (Town Clerk)

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Honey Bee Swarms

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 09:00

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Tring Road Cemetery is open

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:03
×PUBLIC NOTICE

As per the new guidance from Government the Town Clerk has reopened the Tring Road Cemetery for those wishing to visit loved ones’s graves and memorials. Social distancing must remain in place and we respectfully ask all visitors to the cemetery to be mindful of others and not congregate on the pathways or entrances.

Keith Gray, JP

TOWN CLERK

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Closure of Tring Road Cemetery

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:22
×PUBLIC NOTICE

Under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020.

The cemetery is now closed to all members of the public until further notice except for funerals.

Please note that all funeral attendees (no more than 10 persons present) must adhere to the social distancing requirements in order to ensure protection.

By Order of the Council

Keith Gray, JP

TOWN CLERK

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COVID-19 and the effect on community events and projects

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:54

Firstly our thoughts are with all of those directly affected by Covid-19; those whose family members who have already died, those caring for someone with Covid-19 and all of the health care professionals who are on the front line saving lives on a daily basis.

We pride ourselves on providing a wide and diverse range of events and projects here in Aylesbury to build and support our local communities and businesses.  These events take months of planning and rely on the services of a great number people to provide – from suppliers, entertainers, volunteers and council staff – all of whom (just like you) will be susceptible to contracting Covid-19.

As we are all fully aware, the country is on the brink of what is to be expected to be a very difficult and challenging time for many people, as we work together to reduce the impact of Covid-19, through a number of initiatives including Social Distancing and Self-Isolation.  Yesterday’s new Government guidelines encourage the public to reduce attendance at large public gatherings, with advice to avoid any and all, unnecessary contact.  It has been stated that the risk at mass gatherings is relatively low, however we are very aware of the public unrest and the worry it is causing, as a Council we need to do all that we can in assisting to protect the stability of the NHS.  The Government’s computer simulations indicate that the country will be at the peak of the outbreak from late May and into mid-June.

So in line with the yesterday’s Government advice, we will be cancelling all of our community events up until August.  The following events will be cancelled:

  • All Great British Spring Cleans on 21 March
  • The Mayor’s charity concert on 25 April
  • St George’s Day Celebration and Parade on 26 April
  • Laws of Time – (an interactive play) on 2 and 3 May
  • VE75 Church Service on 10 May
  • Feel The Force Day on 13 June
  • Soapbox Derby on 21 June
  • Aylesbury on Sea on 5 July

At this moment we are still aiming to bring you the Parklife Weekend at the end of August, with Live in the Park on Saturday 29 August and Proms in the Park on Sunday 30 August.  It is hoped that this brilliant free festival will come at a time where we could all do with some amazing local live music and all round great family fun.  But this is under constant review.

All formal Town Council meetings, including Committee meetings have been cancelled until further notice. In addition the planned Dementia Friendly event Music, Moves and Memories event will no longer be taking place and the Aylesbury in Bloom Garden competition and Allotment competition are cancelled.

At present we will continue to run our After School Club and Holiday childcare services at the Jonathan Page Play Centre to assist parents but we will keep these under constant review and will follow guidelines issued by the Government and Buckinghamshire County Council Early Years and will make decisions accordingly.

We ask that visitors limit their visits to the Town Hall and only attend by prior appointment. Our staff will be happy to assist with any enquiries over the phone.

We hope that everyone understand these decisions, in the knowledge that it has been made to protect the public’s, our visitor’s, our staff, volunteers’ and suppliers’ welfare and safety, along with supporting the Government’s plans to ease the pressure on the NHS and all public services.

We will be in touch with all of our suppliers, participants, event partners and volunteers in the coming days to provide additional information.

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