Closure of Tring Road Cemetery

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

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


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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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Aylesbury Town Matters Issue 56

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:19

Issue 56 of Aylesbury Town Matters is out now and is being delivered to all residents in the Parish of Aylesbury over the next 4 weeks. You can also view and download a copy by clicking on the below button.

This issue covers lots of community news and events, including our popular events guide 2020 plus lots of updates from community and sports groups. Read the Mayor’s update and don’t forget to nominate individuals for the Town Mayor’s awards.

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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February is Make Your Will month

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:26

Write or update your Will in February and support Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Is your New Year’s resolution to focus more on your family? Have you recently experienced a significant life change such as moving house, getting married, retiring or welcoming a new addition to the family?

One way of making sure your loved ones are taken care of in future is to have an up to date Will.

Throughout February you can write a new Will or update an existing one and help local hospice charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care at the same time.

Rennie Grove is a charity providing specialist care and support for adults and children with a life-limiting illness in Bucks and west Herts. Through its unique hospice at home service, available day and night, and a range of day services the charity supports its patients to live the best quality life they can with a choice about how and where they are cared for towards the end of life.

Solicitors supporting Rennie Grove’s Make your Will Month will draw up a standard Will and, instead of charging their usual fee, they are giving you the opportunity to make a donation to Rennie Grove.

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Mayor’s Charity Family Quiz Night

Aylesbury Town Council News Feed - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:16

Tickets are £10.00 per adult and £6.00 per child (16 and under) which includes your choice of a supper from the selection below, we can offer children’s size portions if required.

Teams are a maximum of 8, but don’t worry if you are attending on your own or there are a couple of you, we can make up teams.

We will not be running a bar so please bring your own drinks, but tea & coffee will be available for a donation. On the evening doors will open at 7pm with the quiz starting at 7:30pm.

If you are booking a team, please ensure all meal requests are on the same booking form and the form is made out in the name of the team organiser along with their email address, we will then reserve you a table.

Food bookings are required by Monday 24th February.   Please place your requests using the form below, send the Order Form by email to the Mayor’s office at s.carpenter@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk or to Youth Concern at admin@youthconcern.org.uk.

Ticket money can be paid by bank transfer, cash or cheque – payable to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal

Your ticket(s) will be sent you within a few days via email for printing at home.

Most of all remember this is a night of fun it is not Mastermind, however there will be prizes for the winning (& losing) teams.  Thank you again for your support.

Mayor's Charity Quiz Night Order Form
  • Organisers Name* First Last
  • Email*
  • Contact No.*
  • No. of Adults*
  • No. of Children (16 and under)*
  • Total No. of Fish & Chips*
  • Total No. of Sausage & Chips*
  • Total No. of Veggie Burger & Chips*
  • Child Options: Fish Nuggets & Chips*
  • Child Options: Chicken Nuggets & Chips*
  • Child Options: Sausage & Chips*
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