Big incentives boost for county's foster carers

A unique package has been launched of benefits and perks for foster carers in Bucks.All councils offer some benefits to foster carers. But in the face of ever-increasing costs for children’s soc

3,500 with dementia, latest figures show

It is estimated that about 3,500 people over 65 are living with undiagnosed dementia in Bucks, latest figures show.Dementia Awareness Week is run annually by the Alzheimer’s Society with this ye

Triathlon man gets off to a flying start

A sales director has started a monumental challenge to complete a triathlon in all 78 UK cities.Alex Davis, of Wendover based Equate Group, National IT and Cyber Security Specialists, aims to rais

Get into peak condition for charity fundraiser

Walkers are being urged to get set for a special Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge - a family-friendly day out, with walking routes ranging from 6.5 to 18 miles.It is the 15th anniversary of the challen

The hunt is on for community champs

Do you know someone whose positive impact has uplifted the community? Has a local charity or organisation played a pivotal role in shaping your life? The Freda Roberts Community Award seeks to ack

Take a shine to these children in care

A campaign is under way to find a loving home for children in council care waiting for adoption.These youngsters' circumstances mean that they often have to wait longer to find a new family.Th

Rough sleepers alert

As the weather is exceptionally cold, people are urged to take action if they see anyone sleeping out on the streets of Bucks.They are asked to contact StreetLink online or call 0300 500 0914. Buc

Celebration time for safety campaigners

Work has just finished on installation of a new footway alongside the A4010 Risborough Road at Ellesborough.This week, some of those involved in making it happen got together to mark the occasion

Winter warmer

A support package has been prepared for those most in need as winter looms.A total of £4.8m of Household Support Fund from the Department for Work and Pensions is being used to provide a wide ran

Get your body MoT

Bucks residents aged between 40 and 74 are being encouraged to book a free NHS Health Check at their GP surgery.The council points out that the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 dia