Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in February 2019 was 970.

This represents a rate of 1.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.3%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in November 2018 to January 2019.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 210 higher than February 2018 and 65 higher than January 2019.

There were 150 claimants aged 18-24 in February 2019, 30 higher than February 2018.

 

WhizzFizzFest Tickes on Sale Now

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s WhizzFizzFest, Aylesbury’s annual family-friendly literary and arts festival. This festival will return to the Aylesbury town centre on Saturday 22 June from with tickets from £3.

Special guests will include Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon), Judith Kerr (The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog), and Nick Butterworth (Percy the Park Keeper). For the first time ever WhizzFizzFest will also be putting on a stage show, ‘The Wonder of WhizzFizz’, at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, featuring Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, Maddox, and the Aylesbury Rock Choir.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit: www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk

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Local School Featured in Performing Arts Competition

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School of Aylesbury will be featured in the Rock Challenge and J Rock performing arts competition on Tuesday 12 March at The Wycombe Swan. This competition aims to inspire, engage, and motivate young people to make healthy and positive lifestyle choices. Each show provides the opportunity for young people to experience an adrenaline-based high through performing live on a professional stage rather than tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs.

Best of luck to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and all other competing schools.

For more information on the competition please follow this link.

http://www.rockchallenge.co.uk/

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Letter from DFID Secretary of State - Funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency

David thought you would be interested in an opportunity to participate in DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in Aylesbury. Small charities in the constituency who would like to participate, please see a letter from the Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt MP below:

Dear David,

 Funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency

 I am pleased to let you know about DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), an exciting funding opportunity for small charities in your constituency.

 SCCF is the first DFID fund designed specifically for small British charities. It provides grants for development organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less working in priority countries to deliver the Global Goals. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of two years or less.

 To date, £2.7million has been committed to 55 small charities delivering a diverse range of projects.  These include providing prosthetic limbs to amputees in the Gambia; supporting landless youth to start bee-keeping businesses in Ethiopia and transforming the lives of carers in Bangladesh.

The closing date for the next review of applications is Thursday 28 March 2019 and I would be grateful for your assistance in encouraging small charities in your constituency to apply. More information, including an example application form, can be found online at www.ukaiddirect.org/apply/sccf/.

Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

Secretary of State for International Development

 

 

New Hughenden Primary School Safety Initiative

David is happy to support a fantastic initiative helping to explain to children ways to keep themselves safe from harm unveiled at his recent visit to Hughenden Primary School. The Watch Out book is designed to teach children about everyday dangers and the illustrations were designed by pupils at Hughenden School. The scheme is being supported by local Rotarians who want to see the scheme rolled out across our area. For more details of Mr. Lidington’s visit please follow this link.

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Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in December 2018 was 810.

 This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.1%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.0% in September to November 2018.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 90 higher than December 2017 and 60 higher than November 2018.

 There were 130 claimants aged 18-24 in December 2018, 20 higher than December 2017.

Berryfields Power Cuts

David said:

“I thought that residents in the Berryfields area of my constituency would like to know that I have received complaints from several residents in the area about a series of power cuts usually occurring on Sunday afternoons.

I understand that these power cuts are extremely inconvenient to local residents and I have contacted UK Power Networks, the organisation responsible distribution of electricity in our area about this issue, and asked them to look into the situation as a matter of urgency. They have confirmed that they aware of this and are investigating this issue. Once I have a received a full response I will communicate this to the residents who contacted me directly as well as the wider community.”