Friday evening (May 18th) saw the traditional Mayor Making ceremony held at Aylesbury College. Cllr Mark Willis has now taken the chain of office from his predecessor Cllr Tom Hunter-Watts.
The new Mayor said is he is very much looking forward to the next year. His charity for the year is Carers Bucks.
Aylesbury Mosque held their Community Iftar last week (May 25th).
This is always a special occasion at which the community meet and rejoice in the great diversity, unity and love that we share for each other.
All religions and faiths came together to mark this special occasion, where at 9.07pm their fast was broken.
An Iftar is the evening meal to break the fast at the end of the day during Ramadan...
On a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon (May 20th) RAF Halton exercised it's right to the Freedom of Aylesbury by marching through the town with bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying. The parade was addressed by the town clerk Keith Gray, town Mayor Cllr Mark Willis and Halton's Station Commander. There was also a flypast by the RAF's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota.....See more
In 1985 Les Morris, Chair of what was then Bucks Association for the Blind decided it was time that the charity had a dedicated Centre where it could offer cooking classes, demonstrate equipment and much more, to its visually impaired members. He thereby launched an appeal to raise money for the Centre and with the support of local people, members and volunteers of the charity this dream was achieved in 1988 when a new Centre based in Meadowcroft was opened. Since then the Centre has continued to act as the office for staff; a place to view and try out equipment; run courses for members and generally support people with sight loss in Bucks....See more
On Saturday (May 12th) the village of Chearsley welcomed Councillor Sue Renshell, Chair of Aylesbury Vale District Council to open their new, state of the art community building. The project has cost nearly £600,000 and received a large grant from AVDC’s New Homes Bonus Fund in addition to grants from seven other bursaries and foundations. Taking over four years to come to fruition, Chearsley Village Hall is now an attractive, flexible space for the entire community that can accommodate two activities concurrently, is suitable for large event hire and uses sustainable energy sources to heat and light the building....See more
UK Astronomy were privileged to have found an amazing guest speaker in the form of Janelle Harrier Wilson a NASA/JPL solar system ambassador who spoke all about our Marvellous Moon at Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre. Although the weather was against us it did not deter UK Astronomy and NASA from entertaining over 80 people, where they learnt all about our Moon using interactive props and demonstrations...
Pictures by Derek Pelling Photography
Saturday (27th January) saw singers of all experience get together at St Mary's Church in Aylesbury to "Sing from Scratch" The idea is to bring those singers and choirs together and in one day learn a selection of works to perform a concert in the afternoon to an audience. The pieces were Faure Requiem, A Nightingales Sang in Berkeley Square and Duel of the Fates by John Williams. The participants were joined by the BLTM ( Bucks Learning Trust Music) vocal team and Aylesbury Youth Orchestra with conductor Tom Horn. Photographs by Derek Pelling PhotographySee more
Last weekend saw the thirteenth Beer Festival that the Lions Club of Winslow has organised, there was over 40 beers and ciders to choose from and the weekends Six Nations Rugby shown on a big screen. The Lions are hoping to raise at least £10,000 from the weekend for good causes.They are proud to say that to date the Festivals have raised over £105,000 all of which has been used to fund many projects for the benefit of the communities in Winslow, the surrounding area and beyond.See more
Bucks County Museum is launching a weddings and ceremonies package from April 2018 making excellent use of the Museum’s beautiful historic building venue and lovely walled garden...See more
206 lucky ladies of Bucks WI attended the fabulous Strictly Sequins event held in Mursley Village Hall on Friday February 23rd. Carole Williams of DanceSport International, creators of all the Strictly Come Dancing costumes from the first sketch to the final rhinestone talked through some of the dresses to the packed hall.See more
On the afternoon of Sunday March 25th, the worlds first statue commemorating the life of David Bowie was unveiled to a crowd of around 2000. The statue is situated under the Arches at the bottom of Market Square close the site of the legendary Friars Club where Bowie first introduced Ziggy Stardust to the world. The cover was pulled away by singer / songwriter Howard Jones to reveal the piece by sculptor Andrew Sinclair...See more
Hamilton House in Buckingham held are Once Upon A Time event on Thursday (February 15th).
Some of the residents, team, relatives and children dressed up as their favourite story character and got together to have a magical afternoon together.
They had the mayor of Buckingham Jon Harvey judging the best costume...
The event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support was attended by over 200 people. Jane Gollins, owner of the venue had her head completely shaved whilst partner Steve had a mohican style shaved into his head after a whip round for £500...See more
Animal Antiks is a small local charity who support children and adults with a variety of difficulties and disabilities. Recently relocated to North Marston, the charity use their wealth of experience and diverse collection of animals (many of which are rehomed or rescued) for animal assisted learning. The charity supports individuals with mental health, emotional, behavioural...See more
Cllr Mark Willis was delighted to join the Managers and Staff at the re-launch of the Wickes store in Cambridge Close on Friday morning (2nd February), following its recent refurbishment. Accompanied by Store Manager Gillian Axtel, he was shown around the new look store and had the opportunity to meet some of the staff. Cutting the ribbon with an appropriate pair of garden shears, he wished the store and staff a successful future..See more
The Aylesbury Town Chaplaincy is an initiative by the local Christian community to help serve their needs. It is an independent charitable trust and has volunteers serving as trustees, chaplains...See more
BucksVision launched the Paralympic Sport of Goalball at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Saturday with over 60 people who were visually impaired and sighted taking part. This amazing Paralympic Sport was created to rehabilitate war veterans after WW2 and is now played throughout the world and will be featured at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020...See more
The sound of military bandsmen resounded through the town centre, crowds lined the street and Chesham's celebration of the RAF's centenary was under way. The Sunday afternoon of 15th April events in Chesham began with personnel from RAF Halton forming a Guard of Honour at the War Memorial in the High Street and laying a wreath. Led by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment and carrying the Queen's Colour Standard (flag) the Guard of Honour then marched along the High Street towards the Clock Tower.......See more
Over 600 Bucks Federation WI members attended their Annual Council meeting at the Waterside theatre, Aylesbury on Wednesday April 18th. Guests included the High Sheriff of Bucks, Professor Ruth Farwell, who was also a speaker, Lady Aubrey-Fletcher and Councillor Patricia Birchley, Chairman of BCC. There were representatives from Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Middlesex and Northamptonshire WI Federations, the Townswomen’s Guild and Aylesbury Women’s Aid. The speakers were:...See more
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