Rachael Shimmin has today been announced as the Chief Executive of the new Buckinghamshire Council, the unitary authority which on 1 April 2020 will replace the existing county and district councils. Rachael will lead a brand new £1bn council, …
Delivering the new Buckinghamshire Council
On 1 November 2018 the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government announced a single unitary authority for Buckinghamshire.
This new council will be called Buckinghamshire Council and will replace the existing local councils – Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Wycombe District Council – in April 2020.
Who’s leading the change?
The implementation of Buckinghamshire Council is overseen by the Shadow Authority, which will ensure a smooth transition to the new council by 1 April 2020. A total of 202 councillors make up the Shadow Authority. Its key responsibilities include setting a budget for the new Buckinghamshire Council and appointing members to committees.
On this website you can find out more about the work taking place to create the new Buckinghamshire Council, as well as the work of the Shadow Authority.
The new unitary council offers an exciting new beginning for Buckinghamshire and positive change for residents, communities and businesses across the county.