The Town Council is the tier of local government closest to the people, providing a wide range of services and facilities including the cemetery, parks and green spaces, Shopmobility and many others. The second tier of government for residents of Buckingham is Aylesbury Vale District Council and the third tier is Buckinghamshire County Council. A summary of what your three local councils are responsible for is viewable here.
Just Moved Here?
If you’ve just moved to Buckingham here’s a list of numbers and links that you may find useful, including information on school admissions, household waste collections and registering to vote. To download this list, click here.
Additional information about accessibility can also be found via AccessAble an accessibility checker.
Flooding in Buckingham
Flooding is outside the responsibilities of Buckingham Town Council, however as it has a serious impact on the people and businesses of Buckingham, the Town Council has facilitated meetings and discussions between the responsible government departments and agencies on the ongoing topic of “flooding in the Town”.
Below are some useful web sites relating to flooding:
- Defra, UK – Flooding & Coastal Change
- Environment Agency
- Environment Agency Flood Map for Buckingham
- Flood Plan UK (A collection of flood information)
- National Flood Forum
- Environment Agency (formerly National Rivers Authority)
A letter received by the Town Council from the Environment Agency in response to a question about the river Ouse maintenance to prevent flooding in the Buckingham area can be viewed here.
Household Waste and Recycling Centre
You can dispose of a wide range of household and garden waste at Bucks County Council’s household waste and recycling centre (often called ‘the tip’). It is located at Yonder Slade, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18 1RZ.
For the majority of householders, in a normal car taking normal garden or household waste in bags there will be no charge. However, for some DIY waste you may need a permit. So please check with Bucks County Council at their website.
To see what can or can’t be recycled at the Centre please check here.
Bulky Household Waste
AVDC offer a collection service for unwanted bulky household items, with up to three items collected for a flat fee of £75. Any additional items are charged at £5 each to a maximum of 8 items in total. The service applies to normal household furniture and electrical equipment only, not DIY waste. For more information, visit their website.
The Buckingham Centre, Verney Close accepts empty printer ink and toner cartridges for recycling.
The Buckingham Centre, Verney Close is now accepting your old batteries (but not car).
All domestic batteries (eg watch, phone, torch) and car batteries can be taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre.
For anything else, please see the County Council’s A – Z of waste items web page here.
BCC fill up the designated Salt Bins during September/October each year. For more information call 0845 2302882 or email email@example.com
Further BCC Transport for Buckinghamshire – Winter Information can be found on their website
Bucks County Council’s Winter Maintenance of Gritting/Snow routes and Gritter lorry Tracking can be seen here