Community - Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory

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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 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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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

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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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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 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

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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 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 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
Work 49-51 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SA Work Phone: 01296 394720 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

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