• Top class virtual school

    November 19, 2019

    Buckinghamshire’s Virtual School is supporting more care leavers to go on to higher education and university. Currently 20 Buckinghamshire care leavers are at university studying a range of courses including sports therapy, medicine, health and social care, law and nursing, with a further 14 post-16 students who are being supported to apply to university in […]

  • Lights up for all

    November 16, 2019

    In order to make the town’s Christmas lights switch on as inclusive as possible, Aylesbury Vale District Council is working with Buckinghamshire Disability Service to provide additional support for those in need.   The event on Thursday 21 November at 5.30pm, held in the Market Square, makes organising the event particularly ‘challenging’, says the council. The closest […]

  • Pot for your plot

    November 15, 2019

    Aylesbury Garden Town is launching a funding scheme to support community projects in the local area. A total of £25,000 is available, in the form of grants of up to £3,000 each, to non-profit community or voluntary sector organisations. The launch of the Community Projects Funding Pot follows the recent unveiling of the Aylesbury Garden […]

  • WhizzFizz to return

    November 10, 2019

    Aylesbury Vale District Council has announced the return of WhizzFizzFest on Saturday 27 June 2020. Festival-goers can expect another whizzfizzingly wonderful day as the eagerly-anticipated family-friendly literary and arts festival returns to Aylesbury for 2020. Following on from last year’s success, WhizzFizzFest will be brimming with exciting celebrity author guests, involving county-wide workshops and a giant […]

  • Bard comes to Tring

    November 9, 2019

    Arguably Shakespeare’s greatest work Macbeth will be performed by a talented cast drawn from the Vale area. The production is directed by professional actor and director Andy Faber and the cast includes semi-pro and community players brought together by Frayed Knot Theatre Company. When Macbeth returns home victorious from war he is promised a golden future by […]

  • Food for thought

    November 5, 2019

    At a time when environmental issues are quickly climbing the national agenda, it is a sobering thought that 7.1 million tonnes of food is wasted every year in UK homes. That’s not only a massive waste of the Earth’s resources, but a waste of money, too – about £230 per person annually  in the UK. […]