Education - Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory

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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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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
Work Chiltern Rangers CIC Kingsmead Depot 60 Fennels Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1SL Work Phone: 01494 474486 Website:

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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 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 (, 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 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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