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."

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in the Aylesbury constituency in August 2017 was 740.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 533rd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between May and July 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 70 higher than August 2016 and 15 lower than July 2017.

There were 115 claimants aged 18-24 in August 2017, 5 lower than August 2016.

David at the Bucks County Show

David recently spoke to the Country Land and Business Association at the Bucks County Show.

David said:

“I was very pleased to have the opportunity to talk to the CLA about the implications of Brexit and the opportunities for the rural economy that it will create.

“The CLA have been working on ways to move the rural economy forward including the idea of a ‘Land Management Contract’ to help both landowners and the local community, as well as opportunities for landowners to help address the current housing shortage. I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss these ideas and others during the question and answer session.”

More information about the CLA can be found here.

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in July 2017 was 755.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 530th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.4% between April and June 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 85 higher than July 2016 and 5 higher than June 2017.

There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in July 2017, the same as in July 2016.

Lottery investment at £3,391,733 in Aylesbury

In the past 23 years, £3,391,733 million of National Lottery money has been invested in the Aylesbury area. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded more than 50 grants to heritage projects in the area, exploring local history, restoring parks and protecting wild life.

Now the Heritage Lottery Fund is encouraging people in Aylesbury to apply for grants between £3,000 and £10,000 to undertake projects exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War beyond 1918. This could range from the the role the war played in bringing universal suffrage to the mechanisation of agriculture and day light savings. 

David said:

"The Heritage Lottery Fund has supported a number of good causes in the constituency already and i would encourage any local organisations who think they might be eligible to apply for these new grants."

 

 

Berryfields Medical Centre

David thought you might be interested to see a letter that he recently received from the NHS Chiltern & NHS Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Group outlining their plans to provide a permanent Medical Centre in the Berryfields Estate area.

Under the current plans building work will begin by the end of this year and will cater to 15,000 patients once complete.

More information can be found in the letter below. 

 

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Parliamentary Pub Chef and Young Pub Chef of the Year award

David is looking to nominate a constituent for the Parliamentary Pub Chef/Young Pub Chef of the Year award. 

There will be a prize of £500 for the winner of each category. Nominations must be made by the 27th of October, in order to apply  please send the name of the chef, the pub they work for, the pubs address, telephone number and a reason why this chef deserves the award to David's email: david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk.

 

David welcomes NHS Investment

Hospitals in Aylesbury will benefit from an additional investment of £5 million to help the NHS transform care for patients locally.

David said:

“For Aylesbury this will mean the creation of a new Rapid Assessment and Treatment Centre and observation unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

‘This is part of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View plan which will invest an additional £8 billion a year in real terms by the end of the Parliament. This will result in much better integrated care locally, which is being taken forward through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.

Patients will see this investment deliver faster diagnosis for conditions like cancer, easier access to mental care, expansion of A&Es, shorter waits for operations, and more services in GPs surgeries.”

For more information please visit the link below…

Five Year Forward Plan: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/5yfv-web.pdf