Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory

Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory includes local retailers, groups and businesses which operate in a sustainable way. We are continually building our list, so please do help us by sending in details of any businesses or groups you feel should be included, using our form at the bottom of the page.

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A group of volunteers who help the local community and the environment by repairing things that would otherwise end up in landfill. They run monthly drop-in repair cafés at St Michael and All Angels Church, Aston Clinton.

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Old HSBC Bank 2 Walton Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7SS Work Phone: 01296 709256 Website: https://misashedwordpress.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR1hH5YTGovceZdRNHEy9MTCx01KFV9bYKmq8I-q-851udOetkBnmoU0tAA

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Offering the opportunity for people to take on projects and other craft-based activities in a ‘shed’ environment. They cover woodwork, metalwork, electronics, repairs and refurbishing.  Members will sell some of their products, and can also take on commissions.

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 73 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SA Work Phone: 07588 678603 Website: https://aylesburyecostores.tillex.co.uk/?vrp=25

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This bright and beautiful shop is full to the brim of zero-waste products, and Deanna always welcomes requests from customers to add to her already abundant stock.

  • Food refills
  • Home cleaning products
  • Body care products

 

Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work 44 Rabans Lane Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP19 8RS Work Phone: 01296 395514 Website: https://aylesbury.foodbank.org.uk/

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Aylesbury foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.  It is part of the Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network of 428 foodbanks across the UK.  The foodbank relies on donations of money, food and time, and partnerships with local businesses.

Categories: Community, Food

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The Aylesbury Gardening Society was established in 1880, and is still going strong.  One of their prime functions is to run the Thurston Trading Store, located on the Town Council Allotment site in Old Stoke Road. You will find them ready and willing to help with all your gardening queries.

They also have a programme of events including outings, talks and their Annual Show. 

Categories: Gardening. Growing and Agriculture
Work 2 Rickfords Hill Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2RX Work Phone: 01296 435026 Website: ahag.org.uk

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AHAG is a registered charity, governed by a board of trustees, who recognised the need for housing support and advice within the Aylesbury Vale. 

The ‘Hub’ drop in centre was initiated in 2009 as a pilot scheme to identify the need within Aylesbury. This was open for 3 hours per day for three days a week. Once the need had been clearly proven, they included the Hub as a key part of their strategy for engaging those people who are homeless or facing homelessness.

They can also offer:

  • one-to-one support by appointment
  • access to computers and phones to help those looking for housing, employment and education
  • emergency accommodation during the winter period

 

Categories: Housing
Work Walton Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1UU Home Phone: 01296 382415 Website: Aylesbury Library

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A library is one of the perfect examples of how we can best live as a community: accessible spaces where we can share resources and information and come together.  Aylesbury library offers a wealth of services beyond traditional book lending, including:

  • E-book, e-audio and e-magazine lending through their Libby app
  • Quiet spaces to work, read and study
  • Internet and computer access
  • Photocopying, printing and scanning
  • Themed collections of books and resources to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Digital learning support
  • Events such as bounce and rhyme sessions for babies and toddlers
Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Education

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A Facebook group for growers and gardeners in Aylesbury who want to swap seeds and plants locally.  They intend to arrange future dates when people can meet up and exchange seeds and seedlings or sell for charity (not for profit).

Categories: Community, Gardening. Growing and Agriculture
Work Exchange Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1UG Work Phone: 01296 745 100 Website: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

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Opened in 2010, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre gives us the chance to experience West End productions, comedy, dance, children’s theatre and more, without leaving the town  The landmark building was modelled around the undulating Chiltern Hills, and it looks even more beautiful at night with the suspended lights shining out through the glass panels at the front of the building (although we’ll have to ask them about their energy use for all of those light bulbs…).  In the past they have run theatre groups for children, and the space can be used for meetings and local events.  The café is open during the day, and in the evenings on performance nights.

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play

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Started by Richard and his then 14-year-old daughter in 2019 after noticing how much litter there was around Aylesbury.  They decided to take action and get out there with their litter pickers. They hold regular litter picks around the town for anyone to come along and join in, and lend out equipment for anyone who wants to go on their own litter pick. 

“It’s not our rubbish but it is our town”

 

Categories: Community, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Website: www.bbowt.org.uk

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Local voluntary organisation focusing on all aspects of nature conservation.  The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK, aiming to make the local area rich in wildlife and protect special places for generations to come.

Their vision is an environment rich in wildlife, valued by all.  Their mission is to create at Living Landscape across our towns, cities and countryside, and to inspire communities to act for nature.  They are raising awareness, campaigning and fighting for the recognition of the climate and nature emergency.

They look after nature reserves across Berks, Bucks and Oxon, including:

  • Weston Turville Reservoir
  • Aston Clinton Ragpits
  • Bacombe Hill, Wendover
  • Tring Reservoirs
  • Dancersend with Pavis Woods
  • College Lake, Tring
  • Finemere Wood, Quainton
  • Aldbury Nowers, Tring
  • Chinnor Hill
Categories: Community, Education, Environment
Home Walton Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1UX Website: Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership

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Bringing together local authorities and organisations from across the public, private, health and education sectors, as well as conservation and community organisations to champion the value of the environment in decision-making. They encourage environmental protection and improvement for multiple benefits: for the environment, businesses and the economy, and the health and wellbeing of communities across Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes.   The NEP promotes the value of the natural environment in decision making at all levels and takes a strategic view to the challenges and opportunities facing nature. They are working alongside the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the health and wellbeing boards to embed the natural environment in growth, economic & health strategies, and develop interventions and programmes for delivery.

They also have a great resource, Bucks Buzzing, which supports local people, schools, and groups to help pollinators.

Categories: Community, Environment, Gardening. Growing and Agriculture

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Buckinghamshire Culture has emerged in response to a need to better connect, celebrate and enhance the creative and cultural organisations in Buckinghamshire and the great work that they do. 

In 2018, spearheaded by Bucks County Council, they collectively started work on a Cultural Strategy for the county, which outlined the need for a new cultural partnership to take this work forward.  Their partnership is made up of representatives from creative and cultural organisations, higher and further education, schools, economy and growth, place-making and health and wellbeing alongside artists and museum professionals.

They aim to:

  • Increase opportunities for arts and cultural experiences and participation for everyone
  • Connect and build the creative and cultural sector, developing partnerships and joint working
  • Attract investment and funding for joint projects
  • Build capacity and enhance sustainability for the sector
  • Raise the profile of creativity and culture in Buckinghamshire and its relevance to our daily lives
  • Ensure creativity and culture enhance the quality of all our places
Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Uncategorized
Work Buckmoorend Farm Butlers Cross Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP17 0UT Work Phone: 01296 624425 Website: Buckmoorend Farm Shop & Kitchen

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Buckmoorend Farm is a small, family run farm surrounded by natural woodland and nestled in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. It is part of the Chequers Estate. 

They rear their animals on barley grown on the farm, and limit the use of chemicals wherever possible, so consumers can enjoy nutritious food with confidence that it has been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way.  Their farming methods encompass good rotation of crops, non-intensive meat production, high standards of animal welfare and rotational grazing that enriches the environment.

They sell their own meats (they are involved in the whole chain, from farm to fork), as well as items from carefully selected local producers.

  • Pork, beef and lamb
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Fresh breads
  • Wine
  • Yoghurt
Categories: Food, Shopping

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An umbrella organisation enabling all Bucks organisations and groups concerned about the Climate Crisis and Biodiversity Loss, to come together as one powerful voice, calling on Bucks Council to ACT NOW.  They are pushing for all local election candidates to sign up to a Climate Action Pledge, in which the candidate acknowledges a Climate Emergency and promises to work to address this if elected to the Council.

Categories: Climate Change, Community, Politics
Work High Street Wendover Buckinghamshire HP22 6EA Work Phone: 01296 625864 Website: Budgens of Wendover Facebook Page

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Selling a number of local products, and stocking a range of dried food refills.

 

Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Chiltern Rangers CIC Kingsmead Depot 60 Fennels Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1SL Work Phone: 01494 474486 Website: https://chilternrangers.co.uk/

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We work with communities to provide practical habitat management in Bucks and the wider Chilterns. We manage 13 nature reserves for Buckinghamshire Council in the Wycombe area and help a range of conservation and local authority partners with habitat management in their woodlands, chalk grassland, commons, ponds and chalk streams. This is all achieved with the help of volunteers – people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, plus community organisations, charities, social enterprises, schools, colleges and other partners all have key roles too.

Categories: Community, Education, Environment
Work Phone: 07831 278771 Website: Chiltern Sky Flowers Website

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A small-scale farm on the outskirts of Bledlow Ridge growing scented, seasonal cut flowers and foliage from April to October.  

A member of Flowers from the Farm (see http://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk), a not-for-profit co-operative of British cut flower growers.  Their aim is to promote British flowers (an estimated 90% of flowers sold in the UK are imported from countries such as Holland, Ecuador and Kenya).  These will have a significantly lower impact and save thousands of travel miles, promote growing seasonal flowers, and support local small-scale businesses.

Categories: Gardening. Growing and Agriculture, Shopping
Home Unit 25 Duck Farm Court Station Way 25 Walton Terrace, Walton Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SQ Website: Eco Bonobo Website

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A local, friendly and passionate individual selling ethical products and refills.  All products are plastic-free, zero-waste, vegan, natural, cruelty-free and ethical.  Natasha’s stall is a regular at local shops and markets, and offers local delivery. A first point of call for ethical consumers in Aylesbury.

  • Body care
  • Home products
  • Food refills
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 01296 826179 Website: https://eco-chameleon.co.uk/

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An Aylesbury-based service providing a bathroom rejuvenation and restoration service to refresh your tired old bathroom without needing to replace it.  In as little as five hours their experienced team of bathroom cleaning technicians offer to give your bathroom a new lease of life.  As well as a complete professional bathroom deep clean, our standard package includes:

  • Replacing any deteriorating sealant, mastic and silicone in either your bath or shower cubicle.
  • Chemical free removal of limescale and mould
  • Cleaning all grouting

They use eco-friendly products and minimise the impact they have on the environment, as well as repurposing and being mindful of the products and equipment they’re using.  And of course through restoring bathrooms they avoid bathroom replacements, helping us to reuse, restore and repair!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Website: Fillable website

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A friendly, family-run online refill shop offering a wealth of sustainable alternatives to everyday items. Based in Wingrave and delivering to Aylesbury and surrounding areas.

  • Food refills
  • Home cleaning products
  • Body care products
  • Cloth nappies
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Layby Farm Old Risborough Road Stoke Mandeville Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 5XJ Work Phone: 07496033156 Website: Freya Jones Art and Craft

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Freya Jones is a friendly and inviting treasure trove packed full of quality artist supplies, spinning, felting and weaving equipment, and so many treats for your creative self.  The perfect place for an artist’s date (https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/artists-dates/), you will not help but be inspired by the panoply of colour and texture which greets you as you enter.  Passionate about sustainability, Freya ensures that her items are local, eco-friendly and/or ethically sourced before they can be sold. 

They also sell a range of items to help you to live plastic-free, including reusable cotton pads. beeswax food wraps and reusable straws.

You must visit to really experience the joy of this shop.   They also offer day courses, artists residencies and community groups a place to come together.

 

Located in the artistic hub of the Layby Farm (next to the Bucks Goat Centre) alongside the Obsidian Art Gallery, Buckinghamshire Craft Guild, and By Hand Books, it is a beautiful place to while away an afternoon.

Categories: Education, Shopping
Work Claydon Road Hogshaw Buckinghamshire MK18 3LA Work Phone: 01296 670444 Website: Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre Website

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A sustainably run visitor attraction and venue that’s located in beautiful open countryside where there’s plenty of space to explore. Most of the farm is laid out to paddocks for rare breed farm animals and includes our Animal Barn and Pets’ Corner where visitors can meet the animals at close quarters.

The site includes a nature trail, outdoor and indoor children’s play areas, restaurant (supplied by local producers and from their own walled garden and orchard, where they grow heritage fruit and vegetables). A purpose built events room is also available for private and corporate hire.

They aim to promote sustainable living, and showcase this through their own renewable energy systems (biomass heating system and solar panels), waste management (rainwater harvesting to supply water for flushing toilets, composting, aquaponics), sustainable agricultural practices and supporting and supplying local businesses.

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Environment, Food, Gardening. Growing and Agriculture
Work 6 Cambridge Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1RS Work Phone: 01296 485158 Website: Holy Cow Home

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Set within the quirky backstreets of the historic market town of Aylesbury, Holy Cow Home is a treasure trove of vintage Indian furniture, antique Moroccan lighting, earthenware and trinkets, one-off, unique and exclusive pieces from around the world, jewellery and gift ideas for every kind of budget.  They also stock a number or reclaimed and recycled goods – including reclaimed flooring – as well as their own blends of loose leaf tea.  The shop is a treat for the senses, with beautiful lights, colours and smells enveloping you as you enter.

In addition they organise Aylesbury’s annual Festival of Lights, a community celebration of Diwali bringing people together and offering an exciting range of events and workshops, and they have recently started a new Tea Enthusiasts group.

Categories: Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 01296 796416 Website: Home Loving

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Home Loving is a Stoke Mandeville based family business with a conscience and a desire to help save the planet.  Their journey started as a professional oven cleaning duo and grew as they started to receive feedback from clients and requests to use their cleaning products more widely in their homes. Their vision to help create a better world with less waste and less pollution is a legacy they are determined to leave.  They have therefore created a new range of planet-friendly cleaning products to give amazing results as well as having a low environmental impact.

“At Home Loving, we’re excited about being different. We’d like to introduce you to our heroic, planet-friendly cleaning team. They’re here to give you amazing results as well as the power to change the future of our planet. Home Loving is a family business with a conscience and a desire to help save the planet. Our journey started as a professional oven cleaning duo and grew as we started to receive amazing feedback from our clients and requests to use our cleaning products more widely in their homes.
Our vision of helping to create a better world with less waste and less pollution is a legacy we are determined to leave.
Meet the Home Heroes and join our revolution, one bottle at a time.”

Categories: Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Loudwater Farm Nash Lee End Wendover Buckinghamshire HP22 6BH Work Phone: 01296 622014 Website: Kings Farm Shop

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Busy, local and knowledgeable butchers providing great customer service and excellent produce.  They sell their own free-range beef, eggs and chicken, as well as sourcing local and seasonal produce from Thame and the surrounding areas. 

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Deli
  • Oils, chutneys and sauces
  • Ice cream
  • Sweet treats

 

Categories: Food, Shopping

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Aylesbury Garden Town’s Let Get Growing has been set up in response to the COVID-19 crisis to create a community platform for anyone in the town who is interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables.
 
Their aim is to encourage you to get growing in your green space and to share with you some resources to help you get started if you’re completely new to this and to share. If you already have some experience we will be sharing tips to deal with some of the challenges along the way. If you are a more accomplished ‘grower’, maybe you even have your own allotment, do join in and share your expertise.
 
When Aylesbury received Garden Town status in 2017, one of the key ambitions was to make the town more sustainable and growing your own food is one very simple way to help achieve that.  They have already launched two Community Food Growing projects, in Quarrendon and at the Healthy Living Centre at Walton Court in partnership with the Community Grow project.
 
Categories: Community, Gardening. Growing and Agriculture
Work Lindengate Charity Aylesbury Road Wendover Buckinghamshire HP22 6BD Work Phone: 01296 622443 Website: https://www.lindengate.org.uk/

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Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery

Operating from a 5-acre site adjacent to Dobbies Garden Centre in Wendover, Lindengate offers a wide range of nature based activities so that users can spend time in a managed and calm and safe environment, either singly or in small groups, working towards recovery.

They also offer free drop-in sessions to support community wellbeing (see their website for times), and run events such as Lindengate in Lights and Multicultural Festivities.

Categories: Gardening. Growing and Agriculture, Health and Wellbeing
Work Unit 8 Duck Farm Court Station Way Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SQ Work Phone: 01296 426102 Website: McGrumpy & Snuffles

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An independent company specialising in high quality, natural treats, foods and toys for dogs.  They stock a wide variety of natural treats including baked treats, meat treats from UK and EU herds and a selection of premium packaged treats, avoiding products which contain high levels of additives and chemicals or which are not produced in an environmentally conscious manner.

Categories: Shopping
Work 2 Burners Lane Kiln Farm Milton Keynes MK11 3HB Work Phone: 01908 263033 Website: https://www.mkpa.co.uk/scrapstore/

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They collect clean recyclable waste material from local companies and take it to their Scrapstore where it is soon put to use by a local playgroup, school, community group, or any other Milton Keynes Play Association member.  They always have a wide range of materials available for members to use for play, art and craft activities, den building, or design and technology projects.  They can find a use for most things, as long as they’re clean and non-toxic.

And OK, definitely not in Aylesbury, but had to be included because of the amazing work in reducing waste, and local enough for Aylesbury-based businesses to collaborate with them.

They have an online shop open for members and non-members, but items need to be collected from them in Milton Keynes.

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 36 Parton Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1NG Work Phone: 01296 423729 Website: http://www.morebroughton.org/

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more+ is community hub on Parton Road in Aylesbury. It’s run by Broughton Community Action, a charity set up by Broughton Church. It’s a space that they offer to the community for connection, welcome and love.

They have a coffee shop staffed by volunteers and offering teas, coffees and homemade cakes.  You can also buy ‘Pay It Forward’ drink tokens for those in the community who might be in need of a tea or coffee.

AND there’s a refill shop with a small selection of plastic-free wholefoods available to buy.  

Categories: Community, Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work 32 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SF Work Phone: 01296 423843

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Oxfam is the UK’s largest second hand bookseller, and the Aylesbury Oxfam bookshop offers a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. They also sell greetings cards, stationery and photography equipment.   

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Lower Icknield Way Wilstone Tring Hertfordshire HP23 4NT Work Phone: 01442 828478 Website: P E Mead & Sons

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A welcoming and overflowing farm shop adjoining a family-run farm, stocking a number of products from the farm (meat, oil, apple juice, firewood) as well as championing other local producers. There is also an inviting tea room with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Refills of Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
  • Small wholefoods and household refill section
  • Fieldfare zero waste frozen foods 
  • Eco-friendly products
  • Local products
  • Loose fruit and vegetables
  • Culture Bakery (Wilstone) bread
  • Local cheese
  • Local ales and spirits
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 07894 990312 Website: Polka Dots and Roses

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A lovely local offering selling handmade sewn items for the home and personalised items for those you love.  Shop includes:

  • Reusable make-up remover pads
  • Beeswax wraps
  • Reusable sanitary towels and waterproof carry pouches
Categories: Shopping
Work Phone: 07738 431866 Website: Pop Up Play Village Kit Hire

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Usually providing play sessions in South Buckinghamshire, during the lockdown they have launched a brilliant new service: the hire of mini play kits for children.  These are small role play areas – the perfect size for your home – including a construction site, vets, baby nursery, supermarket and more.  Rather than buying a lot of new toys you can hire a kit for a weekend or a week, saving money, space, and being more sustainable at the same time!  Lucy delivers to the Aylesbury area, and provides a wonderful and friendly service.  

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play
Work Queens Park Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7RT Work Phone: 01296 424332 Website: Queens Park Arts Centre Website

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The creative and cultural hub of Aylesbury. One of the largest independent art centres in the UK, offering ‘arts for all’. They hold workshops and courses for all abilities, and regular music, theatre and comedy events.  Their lovely café bar is open daily, and they also sell art supplies and beautiful works from local artisans.  

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Community, Education, Shopping
Home 20 Cambridge Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1RS Work Phone: 01296 706640

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A fresh and inviting deli and café in the centre of Aylesbury, offering delicious Italian meats and cheeses, pasta, sauces and more.  

Categories: Food, Shopping
Work 20b Friars Square Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SP Work Phone: 01296 330456

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A local, family-run business with over 40 years of experience, trading in Aylesbury for over 24 years.  They offer shoe repairs, key cutting and engraving.

Categories: Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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Repairing and re-purposing well loved garments, to give them a new lease of life and stop them being thrown away. They can alter, mend and up-cycle your clothing or turn pre-loved clothes into keepsakes like cushions or blankets.

Slow Fashion + Keepsake Pieces + Reduce Waste + Circular Living

Categories: Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Nash Lee Road Terrick Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP17 0TQ Work Phone: 01296 613647 Website: The Chiltern Brewery Website

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Founded in 1980, this is the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire.  The brewery shop sells a wide range of local products, and brewery tours run regularly.

  • Bottled and draught beers (refills available with Chiltern Brewery growler)
  • Local wines and spirits
  • Local condiments
  • Fresh breads and cakes
  • Local cheese
Categories: Food, Shopping
Work King’s Head Passage Market Square Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7QY Work Phone: 01296 613647 Website: The King’s Head Food Hall and Coffeehouse

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The historic and and characterful King’s Head pub in the centre of Aylesbury is owned by the National Trust and run by the Chiltern Brewery.  It is the oldest courtyard inn in England.  Opened during the first lockdown, its fifteenth-century stable barn houses their new Food Hall and Coffeehouse.  It can be found at the back of the inner courtyard.  They stock a wide range of local produce, dry food refills, and beer from the Chiltern Brewery!

  • Fresh, packaging-free seasonal fruit and vegetables
  • Artisan breads baked at The King’s Head
  • Homemade cakes and bakes
  • Food refills
  • Draught and bottled beers (refills available with a Chiltern Brewery growler)
  • Local wines and spirits
  • Gift foods
  • Local cheese
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Home 49-51 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SA Website: The Petri Dish Facebook Page

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A new and burgeoning independent art, educational and cultural community centre with a gorgeous café and tea room.  Welcoming for all ages and interest groups.
Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Community, Education, Food
Work 6 Leaders Close Wingrave Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 4QJ Work Phone: 07546 550087

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Upcycle Arcade hand source every piece of furniture and bring it back to their workshop where they fix it, strip it, sand it, then paint and polish it using techniques gleaned from research and experience as well as learning from their own hiccups. Imagination and courage with their approach means each piece has individuality pushed just outside the comfort zone. The end result is high quality exclusive furniture that retains much of its original character.

Kirsty also writes a blog about furniture upcycling as well as anything related to sustainability and eco-friendly living which pops into her head!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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An award-winning clothes designer using old clothes to create beautiful, unique and sustainable new pieces.  Helping us to respect the work and efforts that have gone into creating our clothing, she also provides a service repairing, altering or restyling clothes to fit better and last longer.  This includes hand sewing, embroidery and beading, from delicate restoration of vintage clothes and eveningwear to working with denim and heavy coats.  For a full list of services see website.

Wild Daisy creates new designs from old clothing. Sustainability and looking after the earth is the core of the business. My focus is on reducing waste in the fashion industry, mostly the end-of-life wastage, to which there is no shortage. All of my fabric is recycled and my patchwork methods utilise every inch of fabric so zero waste is produced. Each design is entirely unique but a wardrobe essential that can be worn in a million different ways.

 

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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A group for people in the Aylesbury area who are looking to reduce their waste and move towards a low- or zero-waste lifestyle to share tips and experiences.

Categories: Zero Waste

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