Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in March 2019 was 1,005.

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

 The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.4%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in December 2018 to February 2019.

 The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 235 higher than March 2018 and 40 higher than February 2019.

There were 170 claimants aged 18-24 in March 2019, 45 higher than March 2018.

Public consultation on the future of Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres

Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centre Service are conducting a consultation process with residents until April 2019 to set out proposals for the future of the service. The service needs to reduce spending by £1.2million, however they are committed to getting a clear insight into how residents and service users would like the recycling centre service to be improved or changed.

Some of the proposals made so far include:

  • Reducing the number of opening days at our Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham and Chesham sites, from 7 days a week down to 5

  • Closing down completely one site, and maybe two sites

  •   Introducing charges at all sites for some types of waste

  •   Consider charging residents from outside Bucks for disposing of all waste types at sites, or preventing them from using sites altogether

Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, Bill Chapple OBE said the review was a ‘reluctant but necessary step’. He said: ‘We have an extremely tough budget to meet from April 2019 onwards and this means facing up to some difficult decisions. There definitely needs to be changes, but my overall aim is to retain a service that still works for the majority of the people going forward.”

To help develop plans for the future service of Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centre please visit:

David at the Eid Fair at Aylesbury Mosque

David recently visited Aylesbury Mosque.

David said:

"I was delighted to visit Aylesbury Mosque during their Eid Fair. It was a good opportunity to hear from local Muslims and celebrate Eid al-Adha.

"It was great to see Aylesbury Mosque opening their doors to welcome in locals from all faiths. Occasions like this provide a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the Aylesbury community, as people from different neighbourhoods are able to meet and learn more about each other’s beliefs and traditions."

David's meeting with members of the Bucks & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service

David recently visited the Aylesbury Fire Station In Stocklake to meet firefighters and the Chief Fire Officer, Jason Thelwell.

David said:

"I was delighted to meet with members of the Bucks & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service and discuss fire safety in the local area, particularly in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

"It was a great opportunity to be updated about local issues and I was particularly pleased to hear about the success of the Embers programme in engaging with young people in the local community."