A public consultation has been launched on the priorities and budget for the first financial year of the new Buckinghamshire Council.
The new Council is due to replace all existing five councils in Buckinghamshire will start on Wednesday 1st April 2020. Ahead of its launch the views of residents, local organisations and businesses are being sought on what the new council should focus on, the services that are most important and the proposed budget for 2020.
The ‘Your council, your services, your views‘ consultation will run until Monday 25th November 2019.
Once operational, Buckinghamshire Council will be responsible for providing all services for the 546,000 residents of Buckinghamshire. This includes waste and recycling collections, roads and transport, education and learning, health and social care, planning where new housing goes or making use of our many parks, libraries and leisure centres.
Martin Tett, Leader of the [Buckinghamshire Council] Shadow Executive, said: ‘As we plan for the new Buckinghamshire Council, it’s really important that we take a look at our priorities as a one new council, focusing on the needs of all the people of Buckinghamshire and the future challenges we face as a county.
We have an exciting time ahead of us in creating a new council and there are many opportunities for us to look at how we work better to improve the lives of our residents, businesses and communities.
Hearing first-hand what’s important to the people, organisations and businesses of Buckinghamshire and how they want us to spend their council tax will help us to shape the new council and the priorities as we come together as one next year.‘
The survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete, is available online at shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/budget2020.
The online survey can also be completed at one of the main libraries in Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Chesham, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough or by visiting one of the main county or district council offices for more information.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.