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  • Helping the homeless in a more structured way

    Streetwise donations

    December 14, 2018

    Aylesbury Vale District Council is supporting the national campaign ‘Have a Heart, Give Smart’, which aims to raise awareness of homelessness and street begging and to provide alternative options to giving money directly to those on the street. Although begging and homelessness can be linked, not all rough sleepers beg or vice versa, says the […]

  • The county council is looking to place more foster children in January

    Big push for fostering

    January is the perfect time to think about starting something new – could that something be fostering? That is the question being asked by Bucks County Council. With more than 500 children currently in care in Bucks, it says it needs more foster carers to help look after them. The council is holding another fostering information […]

  • Aylesbury view

    Local Plan shapes up

    December 13, 2018

    Progress is being made towards a final version of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan, after the independent planning Inspector who assessed it during the summer gave his response to the council’s comments on his Interim Findings. Following the issuing of his Interim Findings in August, which set out areas where further work was needed […]

  • The Adventure Learning Challenge

    Learning the ropes

    December 11, 2018

    Crowdfunding platform Our Vale is celebrating its first successful community project to reach its target. The Adventure Learning Charity, based at Aston Clinton’s Green Park, was raising money through Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Our Vale crowdfunding initiative to replace and improve its ropes courses to include one of the only wheelchair-accessible high ropes courses in […]

  • NHS winter slogan

    Stay well in winter

    December 10, 2018

    In a new approach for winter 2018/19, a GP Winter Champion and a Winter System Director are joining forces to reduce the seasonal pressures that Bucks’ health and social care services face every year. Their aim is to ensure all health and care professionals in the county – including social services, GPs, hospitals, ambulance services, mental health […]

  • Women getting to grips with vintage cars at Bicester

    Girls get in gear

    December 9, 2018

    Bicester Heritage has hosted its final Women in Motoring initiative of 2018, this time in conjunction with the Vintage Sports Car Club. Female enthusiasts took the opportunity to truly experience the joys of vintage motoring. The event capped off a great year of Women in Motoring initiatives aiming to increase female involvement in historic motoring. Bicester Heritage continues […]

  • The Vale Lottery birthday event

    Lottery birthday

    December 7, 2018

    Local good causes and special guest La Voix, semi-finalist of Britain’s Got Talent 2014 and one of the UK’s leading variety performers, joined Aylesbury Vale District Council to celebrate three years of Vale Lottery – the UK’s first online council lottery. La Voix, who is starring as Mrs Smee in the Christmas pantomime at Aylesbury […]