Annual Meetings

There are three annual Town Council meetings; the Annual Town Meeting, the Annual Statutory Meeting and the Precept.

Annual Town Meeting

This year we are trialling a new format and we hope you’ll be supportive of our approach. Buckingham Town Council will be hosting a virtual ATM meeting on the Town Council’s Facebook page, week beginning Monday 5th March 2018. Residents are to be invited, via a variety of media, to post questions or comment under discussion topics and Town Councillors and Officers are encouraged to respond, with full answers being provided at the Annual Town Meeting. The evening meeting of the 21st March will be run in an Open Space format; all that needs to be discussed, will be. Everyone is very welcome!

What is an Open Space Meeting?
This is a simple method for organising conference/meeting discussions where the following rules apply:
• Come up with an interesting topic and title for your discussion.
• Fill out a Post-It for your topic and place it the on the flip chart schedule/agenda.
• If you see topics that have something in common, consider combining them into a single time slot.
• Discussion groups are positioned and attendees invited to take part.
• Use the ‘Law of two feet.’ If you feel that you are not contributing or benefiting from a discussion, please feel free to move on to something else.

How can you take part?
The event is open to all Buckingham residents and we hope to encourage feedback from as many people as possible. You can take part in the Annual Town Meeting by:
• Filling out a comments card at Buckingham Library.
• Joining in the with the Buckingham Town Council’s Facebook conversation, week beginning Monday 5th March 2018.
• Write, email or phone Buckingham Town Council with your comments and questions.

A summary of the event can be found here.

We are hoping that our revised format will encourage participation from a wider range of our community and we sincerely hope you are able to support our event.

Annual Statutory Meeting

The Annual Statutory Meeting in May is the first meeting of the municipal year. The elections of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor take place at this meeting.

Precept

sidebarThe Precept meeting is the meeting which determines the tax that Buckingham Town Council will request via Aylesbury Vale District Council to be collected from the eligible households in the Buckingham Town Council catchment area.

To access past agendas and minutes please click here.

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Resources

Chaired by Councillor Jenny Bates

The Resources Committee reviews the Town Council’s budgets and expenditure every meeting to ensure that the expenditure is adhering to the budgets set out at the beginning of the year. Aspects of the Town Council’s overall strategy, policy and personnel matters are also dealt with by the Resources Committee.
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The Town Council’s annual grants are discussed at the meetings of the Resources Committee and recommended to the Precept meeting.

The Committee also has an overview of the Town Council’s communications with the specific detail delegated to the Communications Strategy Group.

⇒ Resources Committee Terms of Reference

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Resources Committee Meetings

  • 30th July 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 17th September 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 5th November 2018 Agenda / Minutes

To access past committee agendas, reports and minutes please click here.

Town Centre and Events

Chaired by Councillor Terry Bloomfield

The Town Centre & Events Committee organises many of the events held in Buckingham such as the Pancake Race, Food Fair, Comedy Nights, Christmas Light Switch On and River Rinses. It also facilitates the Charter Fair, Music In The Market and Bandjam as well as the Christmas Parade by organising the road closures and undertaking other tasks associated with the events.
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Hanging baskets and planters are organised by the committee every year. It has worked hard over the last few years to provide the Christmas motifs and icicle lights.

Over the years, the committee has built up a very good working relationship with external organisations including the Police, organisers of the music events and those that help to make each event a success.

Details of events can be found in our Buckingham Town Matters newsletter and on our Events Page.

 Town Centre & Events Committee Terms of Reference

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Town Centre & Events Committee Meetings

  • 9th July 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 28th August 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 15th October 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 3rd December 2018 Agenda / Minutes

To access past committee agendas, reports and minutes please click here.

Planning

Chaired by Councillor Mark Cole JP

This committee has four key roles:
It reviews every planning application, considers tree applications, takes part in various district and regional consultations where they may impact on Buckingham (such as housing, transport, leisure and economic development) and most recently, leads the production of the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan.

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The Town Council is a statutory consultee, and reviews all planning applications advising AVDC should they not meet local requirements and aspirations. However, it should be noted that Aylesbury Vale District Council makes the final decision on all planning applications, and does not always agree with the Town Council’s comments. If you write to the District Council to support or object to an application, it would be helpful if you also provided a copy of the letter to the Town Council.

The Planning Committee is the lead body producing the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan as a Frontrunner authority. The Neighbourhood Plan is the successor of the 2008-09 ‘Buckingham Plan’ that the committee also produced. For details of both plans, see our Community Plans page.

⇒ Planning Committee Terms of Reference

⇒ Map outlining Buckingham’s Conservation Area

Helpful planning websites

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Planning Committee Meetings

  • 23rd July 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 20th August 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 10th September 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 8th October 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 29th October 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 26 November 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 17th December 2018 Agenda / Minutes

To access past committee agendas, reports and minutes please click here.