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Bucks Unitary: County Council React To AVDC Report

Aylesbury Vale District Council want a unitary future for Buckinghamshire, now Bucks County Council have had their say.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 2:12pm 6th April 2016. 2-minute read.

Bucks Unitary: County Council React To AVDC Report

A report released today stated that AVDC want Bucks to go unitary.

The County Council have given their backing for more discussion but say having two unitaries may not be the best option.

They say AVDC's report is outdated and there would need to be a lot more detail looked into across the whole county.

A statement from the council is below:

Buckinghamshire County Council welcomes the suggestion by AVDC that all interested parties discuss proposals for improving local government in Buckinghamshire.

However, it is important that all options are discussed and have business cases developed which are objectively reviewed.

Any proposals must consider all parts of Buckinghamshire and ensure that whatever option is eventually chosen delivers the maximum potential savings to Council Tax payers, has strong local working with our Town and Parish Councils and, importantly, is financially viable into the medium term.

A great deal has changed since AVDC's original paper was drawn up last year and we would need to revisit all assumptions with District colleagues and other partners.

Leader of the Council, Martin Tett, commented

"In my opinion the key thing is not protecting existing structures, be they district boundaries or a county organisation.

"We should come together to design an entirely new council structure for the whole of Buckinghamshire that delivers the best value to its residents, whilst continuing to protect the most vulnerable in our society."

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