Delivering the new Buckinghamshire Council
The Shadow Authority is a temporary authority bringing together the five councils to create a brand new council for Buckinghamshire by 1 April 2020.
This temporary authority will be in place until the fourth day after the elections to the new council in May 2020. Its role is to oversee the creation of the new Buckinghamshire Council and ensure a safe, legal transition for the existing councils. This involves a range of responsibilities, including setting a budget for the new council.
Parliament passed the necessary legislation (the Structural Changes Order) to make this change to local government in Buckinghamshire on 23 May 2019. Following this, the Shadow Authority held its first meeting on Monday 3 June 2019.
Who’s in the Shadow Authority?
It is made up of all councillors currently serving on the five Buckinghamshire councils – Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Wycombe District Council.
There are a total of 202 councillors, including 34 councillors who are both county and district councillors across Buckinghamshire.
The Chairman (Cllr Richard Scott) and Vice-Chairman (Cllr Peter Strachan) were appointed at the Shadow Authority’s first meeting.
See the full list of Shadow Authority members on moderngov.co.uk.