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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David Visits Olleco Waste Management In Aston Clinton

David recently visited Olleco Waste Management company near Aston Clinton after a number of residents have been in touch regarding odour problems originating from the plant.

David said:

“I met Chief Executive Robert Behan to raise constituents’ complaints about the odour from the plant over the past several months. He accepted that Olleco did not act fast enough initially, although they have since taken steps to put this right and to engage more with the local community about their concerns. I will continue to liaise with community representatives to make sure that these improvements continue to be implemented.”

David also thought you would like to know that the Environment Agency recently released a briefing on the odour situation at Olleco which you can read below.

Aylesbury Crown Court Closure and Opening

David recently attended the closing of the old Aylesbury Crown Court and opened the Crown Court premises on Walton Street.

David said:

"I was very pleased to be able to attend the opening of the new Crown Court in Aylesbury. This magistrate has been in Aylesbury for close to 300 years and the new building on Walton Street increases the number of court rooms from two to three. 

"The Crown Court has been an important part of the community for a long time and I hope that they continue their educational work with local schoolsand community groups on the new premises."

Cold Weather Payments

David thought you would be interested to know that Cold Weather Payments have been triggered for some postcodes in Aylesbury. 

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"£25 will be paid to eligible residents within Aylesbury constituency living in the Postcode district(s) listed above.

"Cold Weather Payments are made to recipients of selected benefits. To “trigger” the payments the average temperature at a specified weather station must be recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days"

If you are eligible for Cold Weather Payment click here for more information. 

East West Rail Consultation

David thought that you might be interested in the consultation on East West Rail taking place from 12 January until 9 February. This consultation will discuss plans for east-west rail services between Oxford, Bicester and Bedford and Milton Keynes and Aylesbury.

Since the last round of consultation in summer 2017, there have been a number of changes to the East West Rail Phase 2 project in certain areas.

You can find more information about the consultation here.

 

 

 

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Stocklake Park School Therapy Dog

David was pleased to hear that Stocklake Park School was successful in receiving an award in the Aviva Community Fund competition, which they are using to help fund their school therapy dog programme and he thought that other constituents would be interested to hear about this competition for projects in their local areas.

The Aviva Community Fund competition is open to everyone and  "offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community" with prizes up to £25,000 depending on the project proposal.

The prize Stocklake Park School has won will go towards the school therapy dog programme. The therapy dog, Patience, along with her handler, Claire, have helped the students of Stocklake Park School in a number of ways. Since the advent of the programme Patience has helped to reduce the students’ stress, aid their focus and increase motivation in therapy sessions.

You can find more information here.

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Latest Unemployment Statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in December 2017 was 710.

This represents a rate of 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 548th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between September and November 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 30 higher than December 2016 and the same as in November 2017.

 There were 105 claimants aged 18-24 in December 2017, 5 lower than December 2016.

 

Latest Unemployment Statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in October 2017 was 715.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 540th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between July and September 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 20 higher than October 2016 and 15 lower than September 2017.

There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in October 2017, 15 lower than October 2016.