News from AVDC inc brown bin dates, Exchange St car park, electoral canvass and grants for lunch clubs

Brown bin collection dates


The service starts again next year on:

  • Monday 30 January
  • Monday 6 February


Check our website nearer the time to find out when your collection date will be.


If you put your real Christmas tree in the brown bin, please make sure that it is not wedged in, but chopped into pieces that will easily fall out when the bin is turned upside down for emptying.


Lynda Tomlins, Customer Contact Manager, Recycling and Waste – 01296 585510



Exchange Street Car Park, Aylesbury – Waterside North


The construction work for Aylesbury Vale District Council’s exciting new development in the Exchange Street car park will commence next Monday, 9 January 2017, with AVDC’s chosen development partner for the scheme, Durkan Ltd.


The new development will provide Aylesbury town centre with its first purpose-built mixed restaurant and residential development, reflecting how modern town centres are changing to meet a demand for more town centre homes and leisure dining.


The development will take place at the top end of the Exchange Street car park, opposite the cinema. It will create four new restaurants with 47 one and two bedroom apartments above them and a stunning new public square funded by a grant from the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).  Additional flexible commercial space will be built facing Long Lional.


The development means that the Exchange Street car park will lose around 120 parking spaces as of Tuesday 10 January. However, most of these have already been offset by the new car park adjacent to the site which was opened last year by Bucks County Council. All the existing disabled bays from the Exchange Street car park will be relocated within the development and a number of 30 minute short stay and market trader van bays will be relocated too


During the construction period, approximately 30 additional parking spaces will be temporarily lost to allow the construction traffic access around bottom and cinema side of the site, ensuring safety for car park users. On Monday work will begin, as revisions to the white lining of bays commences.


For more information on where to park when visiting Aylesbury town centre, please visit and for more information on the development please go to



Annual Electoral Canvass


The annual electoral canvass completed with the re-issue of electoral registers on 1 December. The overall response rate for the district was 94.5%. The revised number of electors for the Aylesbury Vale registration area is as follows;


Parliamentary electors – 134,947

Local Government Electors -138,135


Parishes are reminded that there are local government elections (Bucks County Council) on the 4 May next year. The registration deadline for electors wishing to vote is Thursday 13 April.

Peter Brown, Electoral Services Manager 01296 585650



Grant support for lunch clubs for older people 2017/18


In the New Year Aylesbury Vale District Council will once again be inviting applications from lunch clubs for older people to apply for grant support.

Only a limited amount of money is available and to be eligible for funding groups must operate in Aylesbury Vale and must:

  • have agreed a constitution or set of rules – a copy of which should be included with the application
  • be not-for-profit
  • operate with no undue restriction on membership
  • have a management committee of at least 3 people
  • have a bank account that requires two signatories
  • have an accurate record of income and expenditure (or income/expenditure projections if you are a new group) – a copy of which should be included with your application.


For further information and an application form, please email the Grants Officer, Jan Roffe at:

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 March 2017. Applications will be assessed by the end of March and all applicants will be advised of the outcome soon afterwards.

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