Latest Unemployment Statistics for Aylesbury

  • The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in March 2018 was 775.
  • This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 558th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)
  • The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.8%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.2% between December 2017 and February 2018.
  • The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 30 higher than March 2017 and 10 higher than February 2018.
  • There were 130 claimants aged 18-24 in March 2018, 15 lower than March 2017.

 

Jobcentre Plus Discount Travel Card

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David said:

"Under the discount card scheme people who are looking for work can travel to interviews, training, of the job centre for half-price. I have heard from National Rail that last year in the last 12 months, just under 200 people made such journeys, but if you know anyone who could benefit, they can find further details here:

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/jobcentre-plus-travel-discount

David in Aylesbury

Last Friday David met a number of constituents and officials in Aylesbury, you can find further details by clicking on the various images.

David visits the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal

David recently visited the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal with representatives from the Canal & River Trust to see the work that has been done on towpath improvement and hear about the work they are doing with local volunteers from Harding House and Esri, who have ‘adopted’ a section of the canal.

You can find out more about the River & Canal Trust here.

 

David visits Aylesbury Mosque

David recently visited Aylesbury Mosque on Friday 23 March, with Supt Tim Metcalfe of Aylesbury Police, to express support for the Muslim community in light of recent national events involving the so called "Punish a Muslim" day.

David said about the letter:

“I have been made aware of a letter that has been seen by a number of individuals in the local area calling for an attack on Muslims on 3 April. This letter was posted to several locations around the country as well as to MPs in Parliament.

“I am disgusted by this letter and the vile and barbaric sentiments that it represents. It has been publicly denounced by the Government and by the opposition parties in Parliament and I am sure that the overwhelming majority of people in Aylesbury and around the country will react to it with a mixture of revulsion and contempt.

“This kind of hatred has no place in modern society and I know that both local and national police forces are taking the matter extremely seriously. The national investigation that is being run by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and our local police commander for Aylesbury Vale, Tim Metcalfe, has asked that anyone who has received these letters contact their local police force on 101. He has also appealed to anyone with any information about the individual, or individuals, responsible to call police in confidence on 0800 789 321.

“I will continue to support Aylesbury’s Muslim community, which has and continues to contribute so much to our local area. As ever, if any of my constituents have concerns about this or any other matter, I am always happy for them to get in touch"

 

Aylesbury Vale Local Plan

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As you may know, the Aylesbury Vale Local Plan was submitted to Government on 28 February 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by Planning Inspector Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI.

The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector deems to be critical issues affecting the Plan. Respondents who have made representations proposing changes to the Plan in order to make it sound and legally-compliant may be invited to participate in a hearing. The selected respondents will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the hearing timetable has been finalised.

During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be inspected by the public.

This means that the information submitted will be made available to the public. If you would like to inspect the documents click here.

The examination of the Plan will begin with initial checks to make sure it meets regulatory requirements. After this stage, the hearing timetable will be finalised and published and any participants requested by the Inspector will be contacted.

The assigned Programme Officer, Louise St John Howe, will also be contacting all those who responded to the Regulation 19 Consultation from November to December 2017 providing further detail on the examination process.

If you have any questions on the content of this email please call 01296 585308 or email localplanconsult@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

Wendover Woods Woodland Hub

David thought that you would be interested to know that Wendover Woods was sucessful in securing a £450,000 grant from the HS2 Community & Environment Fund. This grant will benefit the Wendover Woods Recreational Development project by providing a multipurpose recreational centre for people visiting the area. 

"The new building will incorporate a café with 100 indoor covers and outdoor seating for 200 (open to all), an adaptable interpretation space and 23 toilets including fully accessible units. The site currently has a small café which opened in 2006 which caters for 30 indoor covers, a car park with 220 spaces and toilet provision including a temporary toilet unit. It offers car parking, café and toilet facilities for those wishing to access the woodland for walking, cycling and picnicking or more adventurous play such as the Go Ape high ropes experience. The existing café building will be used as an information point and the existing toilet block as a store and pay shelter for the car park once the new hub building is in place."

If you would like to read more about this funding click here. 

 

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Latest Unemployment Statistics for Aylesbury

 

  • The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in February 2018 was 765.
  • This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 557th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)
  • The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.7%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between November 2017 and January 2018.
  • The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 45 higher than February 2017 and 25 higher than January 2018.
  • There were 125 claimants aged 18-24 in February 2018, 5 higher than February 2017.

#TalentTuesday Event

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David thought you would be interested to know that the next #TalentTuesday event will be on Tuesday 27 March from 5:30pm-8:00pm at Bucks New University, High Wycombe.

#TalentTuesday events bring together businesses from all sectors with young people looking for an opportunity to become an apprentice or trainee or simply looking to get some work experience. 

The format of the event includes an exhibition with employer and apprenticeship provider stands, talks on discovering the advantages of apprenticeships as well as advice and information from apprenticeship providers and Buckinghamshire Business First.

For businesses there will be one-to-one meetings with young people that are interested interested in filling vacancies for your business.

If you are a young person and wish to learn more about this event click here.

If you are an employer and wish to learn more about this event click here.