Aylesbury Town Council Save Community Hubs

1 Feb 2024

Liberal Democrat run Aylesbury Town Council has today announced that it has saved the Railway Club and secured the future of three other Community Centres in Aylesbury. At the last election as part of it's 10 point plan for Aylesbury the Aylesbury Liberal Democrats pledged to not only save vital services but also to take on and improve Buckinghamshire Council assets and services, many of which have been run down over many years of mismanagement and lack of investment.

With the purchase of the Railway Club, the Town will now be able to benefit from a new space for community events and a wide range of services. The centre of Aylesbury has never had a formal dedicated community space and it's anticipated to be a popular location for not only vital services but cultural and other events. 

The three community centres, Haydon Hill, Quarrendon & Meadowcroft (including Bowlers Field) and the Aylesbury Vale Multicultural Centre were under threat of their funding being withdrawn which Aylesbury Town Council has now safeguarded. The existing management committees will stay in place and will be supported by Town Council staff to allow them to thrive in their communities. 

Importantly this transfer to the Town Council will be cost neutral as residents will see a reduction in the "Aylesbury Special Expenses" as that funding is now supported by Aylesbury Town Council. Aylesbury Liberal Democrats have long campaigned against the inequitable "Aylesbury Special Expenses" and we hope that this is the first of many such transfers as previously promised but not yet delivered on by Tory run Buckinghamshire Council.

The Aylesbury Liberal Democrats will keep looking out for and after community assets especially at a time when Conservative run Buckinghamshire Council is threatening to cut services and sell assets to the highest bidder.


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The LibDems made 2 promises in 2021 to save and improve community assets

The Aylesbury Town Council press statement can be viewed in full here: https://www.aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk/news/town-council-announces-plans-to-save-community-hubs/

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