Ramblers Walking Charity

Ramblers is a charity and we are the local branch that organises over 120 walks every year.  We also help clear paths in 60 local parishes.

We welcome guests who do not have to be members.  We are known as a particularly friendly group to anyone who would like to try walking with one of our groups.  There is no charge.

Please see the following link for more details  17 RamblersWalkingProgramme Oct 2017-Jan 2018

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Brackley Band

Brackley & District Band is a friendly, sociable and hardworking brass band, who regularly perform at a variety of local and national events and competitions. Throughout the year we are proud to support our local community at events such as Brackley Carnival and the Remembrance Sunday parade as well as accompanying Christmas carols in the market place.

Our rehearsals are spent working on a variety of music to play at our own concerts or at the competitions we take part in. Recently we have been involved in an exciting project with composer Chris Long in which he is composing pieces especially for the band. The first of these, Farewell, was premiered at a concert last year.

Brass band contests are a unique event with the traditional format being that all the bands play the same piece of music to an adjudicator who is judging the performances “blind”, usually in a tent in the middle of the hall! We also take part in more varied entertainments contests where each band has to select a programme of music they think will entertain an audience. This can quite often include soloists, choreography or even fancy dress!

Amongst the more formal concerts and competitions we keep ourselves busy with appearances at local beer festivals, summer fetes, parties and other similar engagements. As well as an opportunity to share our love of music, these performances also allow the band to have fun together outside of the bandroom.

The band is based in its own premises in Brackley Band Club which has a large rehearsal space as well as its own bar and darts team! We also have a development band which offers everyone, young and old, the opportunity to learn and take part. New brass and percussion players of all standards are always welcome and we will provide instruments where possible.

Visit www.brackleyband.org.uk or email us on info@brackleyband.org.uk

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Source Care Jobs Available

Source Care is aiming to provide free training and qualifications to job seekers in the local area, whilst trying to address the very high demand for carers in Buckinghamshire and the large number of local care homes that are simply unable to find staff to care for their residents.
Please see the advert below for more details
At Source Care, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, and other, staff to care homes, dramatically improving the level of care residents receive. We achieve this by taking people who are out of work and providing them with free training and the qualifications required for them to begin a career in care. Our model has a threefold benefit to the local community: improving the care provided to the elderly, reducing unemployment, and providing training and qualifications to job seekers. I hope you would agree that this could have a significant positive impact on the local community.

If you or anyone you know is interested, please see read the following link and contact Source Care directly.  Source Care -Care jobs available

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Padbury Parish Council Accounts Audit

The audit of accounts for Padbury Parish Council for the year ended 31st march 2017 has been concluded.

The Annual Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of the Council on application to

Mrs J Bonney, Clerk to the Parish Council
The Paddocks
Padbury
Bucks
MK18 2AU

Copies will be provided to any local government elector on payment of £1 for each copy of the Annual Return.

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Protect your home from burglary this Summer

When you are at home:

  • Mark your valuables with your postcode using a UV Marker Pen
  • Don’t leave valuables in sight or near open windows and doors
  • Lock your doors and close your windows when you are in your garden
  • Ensure your shed is secure- not leaving garden tools easily accessible
  • Lock the garage and shed with locks of a good quality
  • Use gravel on driveways or close to the entrance/exit of your property
  • Consider joining/forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
  • Register your valuables on www.immobilise.com for free

When you are away:

  • Ensure that you don’t advertise that you are going away on social media
  • Ask a friend, family member or neighbour to keep an eye on your property whilst you are away and if they find anything suspicious contact the police on 101
  • Make it look like you are at home- use automatic timer switches on your lamps and radio
  • Cancel all deliveries including milk/papers
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set an alarm with a visible alarm box (tell the police who the key holder is)
  • Lock all gates with padlocks
  • Use the Royal Mail’s ‘Keepsafe’ service – they keep your mail for up to 2 months while you’re away. Mail sitting on your doorstep is a sign that you are away

 

For more Summertime Burglary advice please visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/dont-let-thieves-house-sit-summer and www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/

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Transport Strategy Survey

Help us plan for tomorrow’s lorry traffic

Residents and businesses are being invited to help plan how to handle tomorrow’s rail and road freight in Buckinghamshire.

Heavy lorries make up between 10% and 20% of traffic on main routes through the county, and with a steady increase in freight forecast over the next decade, County Council transport planners want to prepare for the future.

They’re asking people to help them identify local problem areas, explore untapped opportunities, and pinpoint solutions. A ten-minute online snapshot survey will run for the next fortnight at www.buckscc.gov.uk/freight to allow residents and businesses to feed into their thinking. The results will inform a draft strategy for full consultation later in the year.

Paul Irwin, Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport said his team needs to chart how things have changed with the way freight is transported, as Buckinghamshire has developed in the past decade, and prepare a blueprint for freight for the future.

He said nearly a quarter of what comes into the county by lorry is what residents eat and drink. As the county grows, so will the volume of that essential goods traffic.

“Shopping on line has really taken off over the past decade and now accounts for 14% of what we buy,” said Paul. “In the next three or four years, that’s forecast to grow to around 22%, which will add to the number of delivery lorries driving around the county.

“We’re working with residents and businesses on this critical question now so they have an early opportunity to influence the development of a new strategy that will make freight work for Buckinghamshire without imposing inappropriate costs on them or our unique environment. We want to keep Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive.”

The survey is available in Buckinghamshire County Council’s website ‘have your say’ section at www.buckscc.gov.uk/freight

IN THE PICTURE:

Paul Irwin, Deputy Cabinet Member for Transport: public opportunity to influence planning for freight in the county

For further information please contact: Richard Wells, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825430978 

 

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Development of Community Health and Care Services

This is an request for help from the NHS, not the Parish Council

Would you like the opportunity to be involved in the development of community health and care services?

In Bucks, we are working on changes and know that patients and carers have a wealth of knowledge and experience and that’s just what we need.
Whatever your background of age or wherever you live in Bucks, you can play a part in planning our new health and care service.  We need 40 patients, carers or members of the public to support us in the design and planning of these services.
To take part you will need to attend three meetings

Friday 9th June 10am – 1pm at the Hub, Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NJ

Friday 15th September – 10am – 1pm

Friday 17th November – 10am – 1pm

To book a place email Bucksccgs@nhs.net or call 01494 586700

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