Local Area Working
What do we do?
We aim to deliver services to meet your community's needs.
We understand a 'one size fits all' approach does not always work as every area is different. We need to tailor many of the services we offer to meet the needs of your community.
How do we do it?
We work with 19 local areas which enables us to plan and deliver services appropriate to their needs. By bringing together communities and working alongside councillors, we can:
- agree decisions
- influence services in local areas
Local Area structure
Each Local Area in Buckinghamshire has an Area Manager based in the county council. They ensure organisations, in each local area, work well together and address local priorities.
All local areas have a Local Area Forum (LAF). LAFs meet up to 4 times a year and include representatives from:
- county, district, town, and parish councils
- partner organisations like police and community associations
Residents who attend meetings get to hear about what is happening in their local area and have their say.
The LAF can influence decisions about how money is spent and how local services are delivered. The LAF also has some funding available to spend on meeting local priorities.
Each LAF operates according to the Terms of Reference.
Come to your next Local Area Forum (LAF)
Hear about what is happening in your local area and have your say.
Each LAF covers matters of interest to local residents such as:
- young people
- local issues
View dates of LAF meetings, agendas and minutes on our committees page.
Local Priorities funding
Each local area has a limited development budget called the Local Priorities Budget. This is used to deliver the agreed local priorities.
In addition, any use of the Local Priorities Budget must support our Strategic Priorities:
- safeguarding our vulnerable
- creating opportunities and building self-reliance
- keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive