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New council takes over in Bucks

New council takes over in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Council is running all services, from planning to bin collections.
Last ever full council meeting for BCC

Last ever full council meeting for BCC

After over 130 years, today is the last time all members will meet as Bucks County Council.
New Bucks council's £1.2bn budget set for sign-off

New Bucks council's £1.2bn budget set for sign-off

The Shadow Authority's executive met yesterday to discuss 33 recommendations.
Plan for council to nearly double investment portfolio

Plan for council to nearly double investment portfolio

The idea for the new Buckinghamshire Council is to use the return on services and projects.
Council budget goes under microscope

Council budget goes under microscope

The new Buckinghamshire Council will take over from April.
Bucks Council shares proposed budget

Bucks Council shares proposed budget

The report includes budgets for investment in local areas like schools.
Countdown is on to new Buckinghamshire Council

Countdown is on to new Buckinghamshire Council

On 1st April, the four districts and one county council will be no more.
Call for views on new Bucks council

Call for views on new Bucks council

Buckinghamshire Council takes over in April 2020.
No district staff make exec list for new Bucks council

No district staff make exec list for new Bucks council

Appointments have been announced for the new Buckinghamshire Council.
New logo for a new council for Bucks

New logo for a new council for Bucks

The symbol represents Buckinghamshire's landscapes.
'Expanded range' of contact points for new Bucks council

'Expanded range' of contact points for new Bucks council

The new Buckinghamshire Council will have multiple sites across the county.
Chance to form Bucks' new council's branding

Chance to form Bucks' new council's branding

Focus groups are being held over the coming weeks as we move towards the unitary authority taking over.
Changes to council tax reductions in Bucks

Changes to council tax reductions in Bucks

Plans are being put together for when our new council takes over.
How will the new council work with local communities?

How will the new council work with local communities?

A consultation has started for us to share our views on this
Chiltern & South Bucks Councils' CEO takes redundancy

Chiltern & South Bucks Councils' CEO takes redundancy

The post has been scrapped ahead of the new Buckinghamshire Council's creation.
'A truly momentous occasion': First meeting of shadow Bucks Council

'A truly momentous occasion': First meeting of shadow Bucks Council

All councillors met on Monday evening, as we move towards a new council.
First 'shadow' council meets in Bucks

First 'shadow' council meets in Bucks

202 councillors will all join together as we move towards the new, single council.
AVDC's chief exec made redundant

AVDC's chief exec made redundant

Andrew Grant will step down from his role at the end of July.
Bucks councils to share legal services ahead of unitary

Bucks councils to share legal services ahead of unitary

It's part of a process to merge departments over the next year.
Districts drop legal challenge to Bucks unitary council

Districts drop legal challenge to Bucks unitary council

They were unhappy with the processes which led to the option of one council being chosen.
AVDC agree with other districts' legal action over unitary

AVDC agree with other districts' legal action over unitary

But they are not financially backing the move by Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks.
Councillors chosen as Shadow Executive for Unitary

Councillors chosen as Shadow Executive for Unitary

Bucks County Council has agreed their nominations for the Shadow Executive for the new Buckinghamshire Council
Three District Councils come together to start legal action

Three District Councils come together to start legal action

Chiltern, Wycombe and South Bucks are not happy with the unitary decision
Two Bucks district councils starting legal action over unitary

Two Bucks district councils starting legal action over unitary

They say the government hasn't been clear enough with its decision.
Winslow Centre could be demolished

Winslow Centre could be demolished

It's making the County Council a loss of £123k a year.
BCC backs Unitary transition plan

BCC backs Unitary transition plan

It will mean a 'shadow authority' for the next year.
Name decided for Bucks' new council

Name decided for Bucks' new council

The Buckinghamshire Council will take over in 2020 from the five existing authorities.
Community contact key for new Bucks council, says MP

Community contact key for new Bucks council, says MP

David Lidington told us front-line services shouldn't change.
New council will 'unlock local democracy' in Bucks

New council will 'unlock local democracy' in Bucks

That's the message from Leader of BCC, Martin Tett, who's met with town and parish councils
Front-line jobs will stay under new Bucks council

Front-line jobs will stay under new Bucks council

Reassurance for the thousands of people employed by County & District authorities at the moment.
Council McCouncilface: Our new authority's name?

Council McCouncilface: Our new authority's name?

The name was jokingly suggested as councillors talked about the unitary changes this week.
Controversial changes will still go ahead, despite unitary decision

Controversial changes will still go ahead, despite unitary decision

That's the message from Bucks County Council's leader, Martin Tett.
BCC leader: Business as usual until new council starts

BCC leader: Business as usual until new council starts

Martin Tett says there is still a lot of work to do before the new authority comes in.
Decision made: Bucks to have one council

Decision made: Bucks to have one council

The government have announced their decision on the future of local government here.
Wait goes on for Bucks unitary decision

Wait goes on for Bucks unitary decision

Leaders say it will be at least September before we hear anything.
BCC leader quizzed over unitary funding

BCC leader quizzed over unitary funding

Martin Tett has confirmed cash has been set aside
Deadline looms for you to have a say on Bucks Unitary debate

Deadline looms for you to have a say on Bucks Unitary debate

Both sides have set out their final arguments in this long-running debate.
Silverstone boss backs two council plan for Bucks

Silverstone boss backs two council plan for Bucks

Stuart Pringle says the county-led bid for one single Bucks council could risk adverse impacts on the local economy.
Aylesbury MP urges us to give views on Bucks unitary

Aylesbury MP urges us to give views on Bucks unitary

There are just a few weeks left to have a say on the two options.
Majority support two councils for Bucks, says survey

Majority support two councils for Bucks, says survey

The Districts say we need to know this info, the County Council argue it's old news.
AVDC leader: We can't see the evidence for one big council

AVDC leader: We can't see the evidence for one big council

Neil Blake says people need to have a say on the biggest shake up to councils in 40 years.
Unitary: District chiefs 'turn down' invite from BCC

Unitary: District chiefs 'turn down' invite from BCC

The County Council leader says he 'reached out' to the four district leaders.
Council Battle - Leader urges councils not to spend taxpayers cash on flashy PR

Council Battle - Leader urges councils not to spend taxpayers cash on flashy PR

Martin Tett, leader of Bucks County Council wants them all to join together in a pledge to be professional and not spend taxpayers money on PR agencies.
BUCKS: 'Two unitary authorities better than one'

BUCKS: 'Two unitary authorities better than one'

There is only two months to go until the public consultation on modernising local government comes to an end.
Council Chief Execs could go under unitary plans

Council Chief Execs could go under unitary plans

They each cost over £125k a year.
One council for Bucks: Government decision

One council for Bucks: Government decision

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published his decision
How many councils should Buckinghamshire have?

How many councils should Buckinghamshire have?

Bucks County Council want your views.
'We need more detail': BCC leader on District Unitary proposals

'We need more detail': BCC leader on District Unitary proposals

Martin Tett says we're still waiting on an actual business case from AVDC, Wycombe, Chiltern & South Bucks
Bucks' Councils want TWO new councils to cover all of the county

Bucks' Councils want TWO new councils to cover all of the county

The four district councils will submit an application to the government to have two councils with a north/south split
Parishes meet to talk one council idea

Parishes meet to talk one council idea

AVDC met with leaders earlier this week, as part of their plan to become a unitary council for the Vale.
Aylesbury MP: Councils Should Work Together On Future

Aylesbury MP: Councils Should Work Together On Future

David Lidington says he's sad the County and Districts have been doing their own thing when it comes to the unitary debate
One Council Or Three? More Options For Bucks

One Council Or Three? More Options For Bucks

The Districts have published their report on what to do about councils in the future.
Councillors To Vote On 'One Council' Idea

Councillors To Vote On 'One Council' Idea

It's the final stage before sending the idea to the government for consideration.
One Bucks Council 'Would Save £18m'

One Bucks Council 'Would Save £18m'

That's according to the County Council, who've been looking at getting rid of the County and District councils we know at the moment.
Would One Bucks Council Affect Community Groups?

Would One Bucks Council Affect Community Groups?

With reviews going on at the moment looking into the best way to have just one council, Community Impact Bucks are holding workshops for voluntary groups.
District Councils Say No To Working With BCC On Unitary Study

District Councils Say No To Working With BCC On Unitary Study

AVDC, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe have just announced this morning they're going to do their own study instead to look at different options.
Bucks Councils 'Need Sorting Out' Says BCC Leader

Bucks Councils 'Need Sorting Out' Says BCC Leader

They're the latest group to look at creating just one council for Bucks. Martin Tett has held off getting too involved in the unitary debate, but says they can't sit and do nothing anymore.
Bucks Unitary: County Council React To AVDC Report

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.
AVDC Push For Unitary Councils For Bucks

AVDC Push For Unitary Councils For Bucks

After the CEO of Bucks Council said he supported a unitary approach in Buckinghamshire in his retirement statement, AVDC are driving the change.
BCC Chief Exec: County Council Should Be Scrapped

BCC Chief Exec: County Council Should Be Scrapped

In an open letter, Chris Williams argues that the County and District Councils should go and be replaced with one authority for Bucks.
Will We Move Closer To One Council For Bucks This Year?

Will We Move Closer To One Council For Bucks This Year?

With more money disappearing from our councils' bank accounts, AVDC say they're still hoping to move towards a better solution this year.