Buckinghamshire Council launched today. Leader Martin Tett reflects on the the readiness of the new authority to face the challenges of the current emergency. …
A new council for Buckinghamshire from 1 April 2020
From 1 April 2020, the five district and county councils serving Buckinghamshire residents have been replaced by the new Buckinghamshire Council.
This website provides information about the work that took place to create the new Buckinghamshire Council, as well as the work of the Shadow Authority.
For all the latest news, updates and information from Buckinghamshire Council, please visit: buckinghamshire.gov.uk
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
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.
Full details of dates, agendas, webcasts and records of public Shadow Authority and Shadow Executive meetings can be found here.
Elections for the new Buckinghamshire Council, the Town and Parish Councils and the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) were due to be held on 7 May 2020.
However, due to the Government’s announcement postponing the 2020 elections, the first elections for Buckinghamshire Council will now take place on 6 May 2021.
The new unitary council offers an exciting new beginning for Buckinghamshire and positive change for residents, communities and businesses across the county.