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Local Area Working

We aim to deliver services to meet your community's needs. A ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work as every area is different, so we need to tailor many of the services we offer to meet the needs of your community.

To achieve this, we work with nineteen local areas, to enable us to plan and deliver services appropriate to the needs of that area.

This gives local communities more opportunities to come together to make a difference in their community and to influence services in their local area. We work with communities and county, district, town and parish councillors to form Local Area Plans, which set out how priorities are being addressed in each area.

Each Local Area in Buckinghamshire has an Area Manager based in the county council who helps to ensure the different organisations in each local area work well together and address local priorities.

Most local areas have a Local Area Forum (LAF), which includes representatives from the county, district, town and parish councils, as well as partner organisations like the police and community associations.   LAFs meet up to 4 times a year and cover topics like parking, health, policing, transport and young people.

Residents are encouraged to attend meetings 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 services are delivered locally and has some funding available to spend on meeting local priorities.

Each LAF operates according to the Terms of Reference.

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