Staffing (Confidential Matters) Committee

Chaired by Councillor Lisa O’Donoghue

The Committee is responsible for the Town Council’s functions:

  • Advising the Town Clerk on confidential matters relating to the discipline, capability and sickness management of staff employed by the Town Clerk
  • Establishing a panel of members to hear formal cases of misconduct or capability as required by relevant council policies

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⇒ Terms of Reference for Staffing Committee

Upcoming Staffing Committee Meetings

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Annual Meetings

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

Annual Town Meeting

You are warmly invited to Buckingham’s Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday 20th March 2019 in Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwalls Meadow at 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be hosting a virtual meeting during week beginning Monday 4th March. Last year we reached 16,357 and engaged with 8,415 during the virtual meeting (A summary of last year’s event can be found here).  Residents will be invited, via a variety of media, to post questions or comment under discussion topics with responses from the Town and Council Officers, with comments being fed into the Annual Town Meeting. The evening meeting of the 20th March will be run in an Open Space format; all that needs to be discussed, will be. Everyone is very welcome!

Our Committee Chairs have prepared annual feedback reports on the work of Buckingham Town Council over the last financial year:
Environment Committee
Town Centre & Events Committee
Resources Committee
Planning Committee 

We anticipate that the event will enable the Town Council and our partners to gain a wide view of residents’ views on issues facing the town as well as to work together to respond effectively.  We sincerely hope you are able to support our event.

If you would like to submit a question in advance to receive a response on the evening of the 20th March 2019, then please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or write to:
The Town Clerk
Buckingham Centre
Verney Close
Buckingham
Buckshire
MK18 1JP

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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.

Preceptsidebar

The 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.
The agenda for the Precept meeting on the 14th January 2019 can be found here.

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Resources

Chaired by Councillor Mike Smith

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

Upcoming Resources Committee Meeting

Economic Development Working Group

Economic Development Working Group Terms of Reference

  • December 2018

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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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

Upcoming Town Centre & Events Committee Meetings

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Environment

Chaired by Councillor Margaret Gateley

The Town Council’s Environment Committee is authorised by the Full Council to take responsibility for the protection and improvement of the town. We make recommendations to the Full Council regarding any land or property purchases or sales, seeking professional advice where appropriate.
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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.

⇒ Terms of Reference for Environment Committee

Upcoming Environment Committee Meetings

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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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

Upcoming Planning Committee Meetings

  • 21st January 2019 Agenda
  • 4th February 2019 (to be preceded by an Extra-ordinary meeting of Full Council @ 7pm) Agenda

To access all past committee agendas, reports and minutes, including this year, please click here.

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Full Council

Chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Jon Harvey

Full Council meetings are held every seven weeks. However, if there is urgent business which needs to be transacted, then an Interim Council meeting will be held.  
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The Chairman of the Council is elected at the Annual Meeting of the Town Council in May and has the title of Mayor. They are then the Mayor of the Town for one year and may be re-elected Mayor again.

The Full Council deals with important business which affects the whole town. It oversees the Committees of the Council. The Council also receive reports from local District and County Councillors and bodies to which it appoints representatives.

⇒ Standing Orders

Upcoming Full Council Meeting

  • 4th February 2019 (Extra-ordinary) Agenda 

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Archive

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The following pages contain PDF details of all the Council meetings held since 2004. New minutes and agendas will be added on a regular basis. To access a particular agenda or set of minutes, click on the appropriate year below. This will open a new page with a list of all the meetings for that year, arranged by committee.

If you have any problems downloading the files, or for meeting reports earlier than 2004, please contact Nina Stockill at committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

2019 2018 2017
2016 2015 2014
2013 2012 2011
2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005
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