Residents’ Information

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? Flooding Recycling Gritting

 

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.

 

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:

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.

Recycling

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.

Printer Cartridges
The Buckingham Centre, Verney Close accepts empty printer ink and toner cartridges for recycling.

Batteries
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.

Gritting/ Salt Bins

BCC fill up the designated Salt Bins during September/October each year. For more information call 0845 2302882 or email tfb@buckscc.gov.uk

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

Council Plans

Here you will find details of the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP), the Buckingham Plan, the Action Plan and the Business Plan.

Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan

1. MayorThe public referendum for the Neighbourhood Plan took place on the 17th September 2015 and the result was in favour of Aylesbury Vale District Council using the Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Total number of votes cast: 2015
Number cast in favour of a “YES”: 1840
Number cast in favour of a “NO”: 173
Number of ballots rejected as being unmarked or void for uncertainty: 2
Turnout: 21.45%

You can read the decision statement here

8. BNDPThe ‘BNDP’ is being led by Buckingham Town Council to guide and influence the future of Buckingham.

Neighbourhood Plans are part of the planning system and carry legal weight to challenge development. Because they are a part of the actual planning system, Neighbourhood Plans must be robustly prepared and meet specific requirements, therefore there are several supporting documents which form part of the final plan, all of which can be downloaded or viewed on this page. The purpose of each report is explained in the introduction.

The BNDP has undertaken its ‘Pre-Submission Consultation’ which ended on 5th March 2015. After this the BNDP was submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council who carried out their own six week consultation. Following this the Plan was passed to an independent examiner who had to decide if the Plan could progress on to a public referendum. The referendum took place on the 17th September 2015 and electors of the Town were able to vote on the culmination of 4 years’ work and consultation on the town’s plan. Details and supporting documents are available here.

The Plan and related documents are available below, a hard copy is available at Buckingham Library (Verney Close, Buckingham MK18 1JP)  or you can download the BNDP.

 BNDP

The Buckingham Plan – a vision for a vibrant market town

The Buckingham Plan was published four years ago to put forward the town’s aspirations and ambitions for its future to Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The planning system fundamentally changed in 2012, however many aspects of the 2008 plan will no doubt still be relevant.

The Buckingham Plan and its associated action plans are still available to download for information.

Buckingham Plan

Action Plan

The Town Council have created a Strategic Plan highlighting what it wishes to achieve in the future. The Strategic Plan can be accessed here

As part of this Strategic Plan the Town Council have also created an Action Plan which can be downloaded. This outlines the work that the Town Council wants to progress during the coming year to make our town a better place to live, work and play.

Action Plan

Business Plan

The purpose of the plan is to provide a statement of the Council’s vision for the town and layout its key objectives, priorities and values. The Plan is set out over a five year period and provides a framework for the Town Council to work within. The Business Plan gives Buckingham residents a better understanding of how the Town Council sees its future, what it is trying to achieve, and how it intends to deliver on its aims. The Town Council will regularly review and update the Plan.

 Business Plan