AVDC News for the Parishes

News for the Parishes

Register of Electors

Aylesbury Vale DC has deffered publication of it’s revised register of electors due to local government by-elections (and also a Neighbourhood Plan Referendum) being held on 11th December. The regulations provide that in such circumstances publication must take place by 1st February. We plan to publish our revised version on the 2nd January.
Please note that we intend to re-publish our registers on 30th January to take account of boundary changes arising from the local Government Boundary Commission’s new electoral arrangements for Aylesbury Vale DC which will come into effect for our local elections on the 7th May 2015.

Chris Sheard, Electoral Services Manager 01296 585050 or csheard@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Recycling Update

Aylesbury Vale is one of the most improved areas in the country for recycling household waste, according to the latest figures released by Defra. Figures show we have increased levels of recycling from 38% (2012/13) to 51% (2013/14), making AVDC the second most improved coucil in England and Wales in diverting waste from landfill to recycling.
Our own recycling figures back this up as we are regularly recycling over 51% of our waste. This makes us one of the top performers in the country – a long way from 2011 when we were in the bottom five councils. Last year, we collected over 11,000 tonnes of food and gardn waste and around 18,000 tonnes of dry recyclables. That’s the weight of about 20 jumbo jets.
You may also be interested to know that 80% of all the recycling material collected is recycled within 50 miles of the materials recycling factory.
Revised Recyling & Waste Christmas collection dates
Only Parishes with collections on Thursdays and Fridays will have a change to their collections days over the festive period. All other households are unaffected.

Collections for
Thursday 25th December will be collected on Saturday 27th December
Friday 26th December will be collected on Monday 29th December
Thursday 1st January will be collected on Friday 2nd January
Friday 2nd January will be collected on 3rd January
Residents can easily check for their revised Christmas collection dates online on AVDC’s web calendar www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/bin-collections or check the Halton Village Events calendar to see your revised dates.

What to Recycle at Christmas

Lots of extra things we use during the festive period can now be recycled – Christmas cards and wrapping paper, paper plates and napkins, paper decorations, crackers and paper hats, card gift boxes and packaging.
All of this extra recycling means that recycling bins may fill up quickly. Normally we don’t accept any plastic bags in recycling bins, but on this occassion only, residents can put out any excess recycling in open clear carrier bags placed on top of, or next to, their recycling bin. Our crews need to be able to see at a glance that the bag only contains recyclable products.

Garden Waste at Christmas

Residents using our Garden Waste Collection service can put wreaths or holly and mistletoe and real Christmas trees in their brown garden waste bin (all metal and decorationsmust be removed). Alternatively, trees can be taken to recycling centres in Aston Clinton, Buckingham and Aylesbury.
There are no garden waste collections after the 1st December – Collections will resume in February.

Changes to Services due to Weather

In severe weather, information about any collection delays and cancellations will be available on www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/news Residents can sign up to mobile apps available for Android and iPhones/iPads via the marketplace or app store, search for ‘AVDC Bins’.

Shopmobility Service – Helping Shoppers get around Town

Shopmobility can help those with temporary or permanant mobility difficulties. Any reason, any age, residents can book our wheelchairs or scooters and other walking aids on a daily basis, free of charge. Alternatively, residents can hire equipment to help with visiting relations over the festive period.
Shopmobility is based in Upper Hundreds car park in Aylesbury and Cornwall’s Meadow car park in Buckingham.
Visit the website www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/shopmobility or phone us on 01296 336725 (Aylesbury) or 07738314027 (Buckingham)