This week: Club confusion, divided over weeds & 230-year-old Valentine

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Published by Dan Gooding at 12:17pm 15th February 2019. (Updated at 12:21pm 15th February 2019)

The sudden closure of an Aylesbury party venue has been a big talking point this week.

We've also seen a petition from parents, sick of their children being left stranded at the bus stop.

And many got annoyed at an extra £500k being set aside by the County Council... for weeds.

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Many people are worried they've lost party booking money

After growing concerns and lots of talk on social media, Mix96 have news on a popular Aylesbury venue.

The Ex-Services Club on Walton Street seems to have been shut, with no explanation, for at least a week.

This has potentially left customers out of pocket and frantically trying to find another venue.

Christine Cruse had the club booked for Saturday and spent £1,600:

"We just feel disgusted and absolutely shocked, that they could treat their customers like this.

"We are now panicking, we have 90 guests coming to a party that we have no venue.

"These people have come from Ireland, Kent and Bristol."

The Club's committee have said:

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and appreciate your understanding at this unfortunate time.

We also send apologies to people who have had bookings cancelled at short notice but we have been told not to discuss the situation for legal reasons.

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gardening, weeds

Towns and villages across Buckinghamshire will soon look “smarter and tidier” after the county council agreed to spend an additional £500,000 on clearing weeds.

Bucks County Council’s (BCC) cabinet met earlier this week (11th Feb) to discuss the authority’s last ever budget before the transition to a unitary council in April 2020.

Cabinet member for transport, Mark Shaw, announced an additional half-a-million of funding has been allocated to ridding town centres and villages of unwanted overgrown greenery in 2019/20.

But not everyone is convinced this is the right thing to do:

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Parents are fed up with their kids being left at the bus stop

After Aylesbury buses were leaving school children stranded at bus stops, a petition has now started. 

Since September last year kids as young as 11 weren't able to use certain Arriva services because they were either too full or never turned up.

The two routes that have caused the most issues are:

  • 500: Watford - Aylesbury
  • 8A: Halton - Aylesbury

Now, parents have had enough and have started a petition to get the 500 bus route sorted.

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Are Valentines cards harassment?

This woman's view, that sending Valentines cards is essentially harassment, caused a stir this week!

She said people should just say what they want to say in person and not hide behind a card...

The front of the Valentine - credit Hansons (1)

What may be the world's oldest Valentines card, sent to someone in Aylesbury 230 years ago, sold for over £7,000 on Thursday.

The note and picture were discovered in a collection of more than 200 cards.

It was sent to someone at Hartwell House in 1790.

Inside, a handwritten verse reads:

‘Life they say is but a span
Let’s be happy while we can
Life is short then don’t decline
Therefore make your choice today
Let me pray thee to be mine
Oh my dear sweet Valentine
You are not sure my dearest dear
Of a Valentine next year
Pray thee answer by a line
If you will be my Valentine.’

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This also happened...

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Ben & Nia got into a lift in Friars Square and spread some Valentines joy on Thursday.

Lucky members of the public were serenaded and got a rose to take home.

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