Localism

1. Overview

On 1 April 2020, a new Buckinghamshire Council replaced the existing county and district councils serving Buckinghamshire.

The needs of our local community are at the heart of what we do. We want to make it easy for everyone in Buckinghamshire to participate and engage in their community and influence decisions that will affect their lives and local communities.

As a result we are making a large commitment to building strong links with residents and key partners such as town and parish councils, voluntary and community groups, police, housing associations and health professionals. We want to create channels for real dialogue so that we can listen to, and respond to, the different needs of our communities.

There are a number of initiatives we have taken to help us develop and strengthen these local links, including:

  • 16 community boards with devolved local spending budgets
  • devolution offer - inviting town and parish councils to take control of local services or amenities
  • building strong links with key local voluntary and charity organisations
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Last updated: 6 April 2020

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