• Facelift road shock

    December 4, 2019

    Just months after the district council completed a facelift of Long Lional in Aylesbury – the final phase of the transformational Exchange development – contractors have dug up the newly-laid stone paving (pictured) to work on underground services. The works, of which Aylesbury Vale had no prior notice, address a variety of unrelated issues, including […]

  • Join the Hub

    July 15, 2019

    People are being urged to find a new workspace at the Buckingham Enterprise Hub, which sees business and education join forces and the local community work together. The Buckingham Enterprise Hub, located in the Vinson Building at the University of Buckingham, is a unique space that combines business and education, work and learning. The Hub […]

  • To boldly go…

    October 5, 2018

    The space age has entered a new dimension with the launch of a multi-million-pound site dedicated to engineering, research and innovation. More than 250 delegates ranging from local business leaders to top global space scientists visited the Westcott Space Cluster to witness the official opening by Torben Henriksen, Head of the Mechanical Department at the […]

  • Health care boost

    June 11, 2018

    A future with fully integrated local authority services and healthcare provision has come a step closer with the creation of the country’s first ICT Director with responsibility across a county council, NHS trust and clinical commissioning group. Balvinder Heran (pictured) has been appointed as the Joint Strategic Director of Information Assets and Digital Development by […]

  • Council’s Alexa voice

    October 16, 2017

    Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has become the first local authority in the UK to launch a “skill” for Amazon’s voice-controlled Alexa. The new skill enables residents who own an Alexa-enabled device to access selected information on the council and its services through simple voice commands. Currently, residents can ask for various information, including: who […]

  • Mobile phone driving fines double

    March 1, 2017

    As of March 1st, drivers will face double the penalties if caught using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel. The fine is increasing from £100 to £200, and licence points are increasing from three to six; for drivers who have had their licences for less than two years, this will mean reverting to learner […]