Your new Buckinghamshire Council is here
From 1 April 2020, the five district and county councils serving Buckinghamshire’s residents have been replaced by the new Buckinghamshire Council.
For all the latest news, updates and information from Buckinghamshire Council, please visit: buckinghamshire.gov.uk
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.
Declaration of No Accounts and Certificate of Exemption
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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