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.
“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.”
Please see below a letter that David has sent to Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, in regard to the business case for HS2.
Aspiring authors aged 5-13 are invited to submit their own original 500 word fiction story in WhizzFizzFest’s first ever ‘Queens Park 500 Words Challenge’.
The stories can be written in any genre or style. Stories should be a maximum of 500 words and must be fictional and completely original. Each writer will need to submit their entry via email by 7pm on 31st March 2019. Prizes will be awarded to the three finalists in each category: 5-9 years old and 10-13 years old.
WhizzFizzFest judges will pick the top stories to be read out live on the day of the festival on Saturday 22nd June 2019, with the winners being announced on the day in the grand marquee.
David says: “I would encourage the next generation of writers to take part in this great opportunity to develop their talents. I wish all participants the best of luck!”
The two gold winners will then have their stories transformed amazing videos featuring professional actors and bespoke illustrations created by the Queens Park Arts Centre’s talented artists. The videos will be posted online by QPAC and Aylesbury Vale District Council.
The two silver winners will each receive a family ticket to QPAC’s 2019 pantomime, and the two bronze winners will be given a free place on Queen’s Park Arts Centre’s school holiday arts & craft workshop.
For more information please visit: http://whizzfizzfest.org.uk/get-involved/500-words-challenge
The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in November 2018 was 745.
This represents a rate of 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.0%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.1% in August to October 2018.
The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 30 higher than November 2017 and 35 lower than October 2018.
There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in November 2018, 5 higher than November 2017.
Bucks Thames Valley LEP (BTVLEP) will host their 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) on the 4th-8th March 2019 and they would like you to be a part of their celebrations in Buckinghamshire.
They have a number of exciting and progressive activities taking place across the county to raise awareness and participation in apprenticeships, including:
Increased work with schools, including support for teachers
Focus on apprenticeships at Bucks Skills Show including unprecedented levels of interest from parents
Increased support for SMEs on training, funding, recruitment etc
Development of a local Young Apprentice Ambassador Network
A number employer-led sector action groups formed to address apprenticeships and skill
For more information and updates on this event please visit: https://www.buckstvlep.co.uk/
Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have been reviewing the Chilterns Management Plan, a statutory document which describes what is needed to care for the Chilterns AONB.
They have now reached the second consultation stage and welcome your views on the draft Plan which covers a range of issues from biodiversity and wildlife conservation to looking after the special character of the Chilterns villages, managing access and recreation and helping local tourism.
If you do not have time to read the entire document, it would be helpful if you could let AONB know if you agree with their Vision and General Policies on pages 14-18 of the Plan. To download a copy of the Plan and for more information please visit: https://www.chilternsaonb.org/management-plan-review.
The consultation closes on the 31st December 2018.
Kooth is a new online counselling service that has been rolled out for young people in Aylesbury Vale.
The online counselling service supports young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. It was set up to help young people avoid the stigma sometimes associated with seeking help.
Young people aged 11 to 19 can register anonymously on the site, which gives them access to drop-in or booked online chats with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy certified counsellors, Psychotherapists and emotional wellbeing practitioners.
When using the service, young people are encouraged to identify goals and monitor progress with their counsellor.
It is no secret that there is a growing concern for the mental health of our young people and Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous service that provides a solution for the support of our young people. I encourage any young person in Aylesbury Vale who may be struggling with their emotional well-being and mental health to visit Kooth and take advantage of this fantastic resource. - David Lidington MP
The Kooth site is accessible at any time, via any connected device, helping to eliminate the stigma often associated with asking for help. The online counselling team is available on Kooth between mid-day and 10pm on week days and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends.
For more information please visit: https://kooth.com/
On Saturday 13th October, David attended and spoke at the Bucks Skills Show in Aylesbury.
“It was a pleasure to attend the Bucks Skills Show 2018 and have the opportunity to speak with young people and their parents about skills and training. I was encouraged by the number of people in attendance, with 1,500 people coming along.
Events like this serve as a great opportunity for young people to learn new skills and to acquire useful information for their career options moving forward.
The event was a great showcase for apprenticeships in the area. Quality apprenticeships are a great way for young people to gain hands on work experience whilst getting on the jobs ladder. Since 2012, there have been 5,790 apprenticeship starts in Aylesbury.”
The event went well with 96% of attendees rating it as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Young people left feeling inspired and informed.
Check out the video below for more information: