Growing a great place to live, work and visit
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Welcome to Aylesbury Garden Town
Aylesbury was awarded Garden Town status by the government on 2 January 2017. It recognised that the town is going to be one of the key areas for growth in the UK, with just over 16,000 new homes planned and it gave Aylesbury a great opportunity for regeneration and transformation into the future.
In order to accommodate new development in the town, new transport links, infrastructure and facilities are also needed – as well as quality green spaces to enjoy. Garden Town status brings with it government funding to make these things possible.
By 2050 the aim is for Aylesbury to be a destination town with an attractive town centre and new garden communities, connected to the existing neighbourhoods through really good, innovative design.
Let's Get Growing Aylesbury Garden Town's new online gardening community
Aylesbury Garden Town’s Let Get Growing has been set up in response to the Covid-19 crisis, to help support, encourage and connect people locally, who are growing their own fruit and veg. You don’t need to have any previous experience, you don’t even need a garden, a little pot on a windowsill will do!
There’s nothing like eating fresh produce that you’ve grown yourself, it’s good for both physical and mental wellbeing. More people are trying it then ever before. We have set up a Let’s Get Growing Facebook Group where we can share regular updates and tips about growing. To find out more visit out Community Focus page or read our press release.
So what are you waiting for, Let’s Get Growing!
Rob Butler MP for Aylesbury talks about plans for Aylesbury
On Thursday 27 February 2020 Rob Butler MP delivered his Maiden Speech in the House of Commons where he spoke about the constituency of Aylesbury, highlighting the ambitious plans for the Garden Town.
“There is a passionate ambition to become a real community and commercial hub, where people want to live, work, visit and invest.
"Already the Waterside Theatre and The Exchange have brought life back to the canalside… The people of Aylesbury are rightly proud of their history as the birthplace of the paralympic movement and now have pioneering plans to make the town fully accessible to all”.