Countdown to a new council for Buckinghamshire
With less than 3 months to go, preparations are well underway to create the new Buckinghamshire Council that will launch on 1 April this year.
What does the new council mean for me?
- For most people there will be no change to the day-to-day services you use. This includes bin collections, social care, libraries and parking.
- Getting in touch will be simpler. From 1 April you will only need to contact one council for all services currently provided by the county and district councils.
- Face-to-face support in your community. You will be able to access information, advice and support through a network of 17 local Council Access Points. These will be based at the heart of the local community – usually in a library or a council office in one of the county’s main towns.
- Strong links between the council and local communities. Through Community Boards Buckinghamshire Council councillors will work closely with local people and community organisations to understand and respond to the key issues affecting their local area.
Find out more about Community Boards
Find out more about Council Access Points
Who will be my local councillor on the new council?
Elections for the new council will take place on 7 May 2020. Until these newly elected councillors take up their posts, the current elected members from the five existing councils will continue to serve their communities.
How can I find out more?
In the run up to the start of the Buckinghamshire Council there will be regular news and updates, including on Twitter, Facebook and on the Shadow Authority website