This page provides publications and useful documents that relate to the work of the Shadow Authority and the programme to create the new Buckinghamshire Council.
A brand new council is being created to serve the people of Buckinghamshire. This new council will be called Buckinghamshire Council and will replace the five existing local councils – Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Wycombe District Council.
The new council will come into operation on 1 April 2020. Two layers of local government – county and district – will be replaced by one single organisation. When the new council becomes operational on 1 April this year, all the current district and county councillors will move over to the new authority. They will be replaced by a new group of 147 councillors when the local elections take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.
If you are interested in being a councillor for the new Buckinghamshire Council please take a look at this guide.
January 2019 (PDF | 149KB)
This document is intended to provide the framework within which the unitary programme will be further developed and implemented so that we successfully transition from existing structures to a new single unitary council on 1 April 2020.
- Buckinghamshire Shadow Authority Constitution (PDF | 975KB | moderngov.co.uk)
- Structural Changes Order – 22 May 2019 (legislation.gov)
- Ministerial Statement from – 1 November 2018 (parliament.uk)
- Modernising Local Government – Business Case for a Single Unitary Authority (PDF | 3.7MB | buckscc.gov.uk)
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