With just under a week to go, the people of Buckinghamshire are being urged to have their say on how the new Buckinghamshire Council and its councillors, will work with local communities to improve the lives of residents.
The Shadow Executive – the team working to create the new council – is asking residents, town and parish councils, community groups and other partner organisations across Buckinghamshire to give their views on proposals to strengthen links between the council and communities.
The consultation, which closes on Monday 30 September 2019, focuses on how the proposed community boards would work, who would be involved, how many there should be and the areas they should cover across the county.
Localism member co-lead, Councillor Katrina Wood (Deputy Leader of the Shadow Executive, Leader of Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire County Councillor) said: “Thank you to everyone who has already shared their views on our plans to create strong links with Buckinghamshire’s communities. This is a great opportunity for you to have your say on how decisions affecting your local community are made in the future. We want you to help us get this right for the people of Buckinghamshire.”
Fellow localism member co-lead, Councillor Mark Shaw (Shadow Executive member, Chiltern District Councillor and Buckinghamshire County Councillor) added: “The new Buckinghamshire Council provides a great opportunity for councillors, residents, health professionals, police, town and parish councils, partners and community groups to work together to build stronger relationships and tackle local issues. Don’t miss your chance to have your say.”
To discover more about the consultation, including the answers to some frequently asked questions and to complete the short survey, visit shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/communityboards.