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Online poll to discover the top attraction in Aylesbury Vale

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Date Published: 16/10/07

Residents in Aylesbury Vale are being invited to vote for their favourite tourist attraction in a “pride of place” poll. Those who take part in the online poll can choose from a list of 10 places selected by Aylesbury Vale District Co...

Residents in Aylesbury Vale are being invited to vote for their favourite tourist attraction in a “pride of place” poll.

Those who take part in the online poll can choose from a list of 10 places selected by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The council hopes the poll will encourage pride in the district, by making people think about what they like about Aylesbury Vale, as well as giving rise to debates on favourite attractions.

Choices include cultural focal points such as the Buckinghamshire County Museum, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Stowe Landscape Gardens and Waddesdon Manor, as well as the celebrated architecture of Claydon House. The Boarstall Duck Decoy, Buckingham Old Gaol Museum and The King’s Head inn also represent the plethora of historical sites in the district and leisure is represented by Silverstone and Wendover Woods.

People can vote for their favourite places in the Vale by logging onto the district council’s website at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and clicking on the Pride of Place link on the homepage. Voting closes on 30 November and results will be shown on the website after this date.

As well as encouraging pride in the district, the council wants to use the seven-week-long poll to show the services its website can provide.

The poll is part of the government's “Connect to your Council” campaign, which aims to encourage customers across England to access their local council services online anytime and anywhere.

Residents can find out about local services and attractions; take part in consultations; learn about recent decisions; find local facilities in their area; pay bills online electronically or discover how to contact their local councillor all at the touch of a button.

Councillor Margaret Morgan-Owen, Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “This poll gives us all a chance to show how proud we are to live in Aylesbury Vale – so I would encourage everyone to go online and vote for their favourite out of the 10 places listed. The list features some of the best known attractions in the district and it will be interesting to see which one comes out as the favourite.

“The poll is a great way of encouraging residents to visit their local council website. Once people can see how easy it is to access services, they might find that using the internet can save them time and be very convenient when contacting the council.”

Contact information

Telephone:

01296 585099

Email:

communications@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk