Come and join us at an Environment Agency (EA) meeting about the recovery of the Great River Ouse – staff from the EA will be on hand to answer questions and hear your experiences.
Email FBG.C&B@environment-agency.gov.uk to join the Environment Agency mailing list and stay updated on the current situation with Buckingham’s river Great Ouse after the 29th June 2018 pollution incident.
Chaired by Councillor Margaret Gateley
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We keep an eye on work required to footpaths, pavements, cycle-ways, roads,
waterways, horticultural and arboriculture works, street furniture (seats, planters and waste bins), play areas, and play equipment.
However, not all of this falls within the Town Council remit, so we liaise closely with our District and County Council partners on the maintenance of those items for which they have specific responsibility.
Much of our ‘estate’ comprises Chandos and Bourton Parks, the Railway Walk and other open spaces. Apart from ensuring that these areas are properly maintained, we work closely with the Conservation Volunteers and various ‘friends’ groups to maintain and improve these valuable resources and protect the indigenous wild life.
To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.
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.
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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.
Buckingham Town Council provides new residents to our town with a welcome pack, if you’d like a copy please contact the Town Council Office on 01280 816426 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information about accessibility can also be found via AccessAble an accessibility checker.
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.
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
The Full Council delegates its services and duties to five Committees. The Full Council oversees these Committees and gives them the authority to make decisions, provide budgets for their delegated duties and make recommendations to the Full Council to make decisions that it is not in the power of the Committee to make.
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The Council’s four main committees meet on a regular basis throughout the year. There are also three Annual Meetings – the Annual Town Meeting, the Annual Statutory Meeting and the Precept Meeting. All Council and Committee meetings are open to the public and the agendas and minutes of meetings are published on our website, in our Archive. For meeting dates, please view our calendar.
To see which Councillors are on each of the Committees or Sub-Committees click here.
If you would like to view Councillor Profiles and contact details, please visit our Councillors Page
The documents below show the attendance records for the Buckingham Town Councillors:
Buckingham is located in the rural north of Buckinghamshire, UK. It can be typified by its Georgian buildings and its historical features, such as the Golden Swan and The Old Gaol, which stands in the centre of the Town. Previously the county town of Buckinghamshire, the town itself dates back to the seventh century and is said to have taken its name from the first settlers – Bucca’s people, who lived on the land in the river bend and were hemmed in by water. The town has a unique market heritage, with its twice weekly Street Market dating back to 1554 and a Royal Charter granted by Queen Mary. Now there is also a Saturday Flea Market as well as occasional Specialty Markets. There is plenty to see and do, with a variety of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, historical buildings, a museum and plenty of parks and green spaces.
There are also many varied events that take place in the town throughout the year, including the Charter Fair, Music in the Market, the Christmas Parade and the Fringe Week.
The town’s Christmas Parade is one of many important community events held in Buckingham.