Publications

Welcome to Buckingham Town Council’s Publications page. Here you can download the Town Council’s current and past publications, including copies of the quarterly produced ‘Buckingham Town Matters’ newsletters.

Buckingham Town Matters

Downloadable versions of our quarterly council newsletter. From 2018, as well as the pdf version, we will have an audio version of our newsletter available to download.
piblications Spring 2018  Summer 2018 
Spring 2017     Summer 2017    Autumn 2017   Winter 2017
Spring 2016     Summer 2016    Autumn 2016   Winter 2016
Spring 2015     Summer 2015   Autumn 2015    Winter 2015
Spring 2014     Summer 2014   Autumn 2014    Winter 2014
Spring 2013     Summer 2013    Autumn 2013    Winter 2013
Spring 2012     Summer 2012    Autumn 2012    Winter 2012
Autumn 2011   Winter 2011
Summer 2010  Autumn 2010

Fringe Brochure

Downloadable version of our Fringe Brochures – the Fringe takes place every June/July.

Other Publications

A selection of our other council publications.

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.

Finance & Budgets

 

Budgets Annual Return Grants Finance Documents

Buckingham Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the town’s council taxpayers, via the District Council. The Town Council receives some minimal income from the town markets and cemetery, as well as some sponsorship activities, such as floral baskets and roundabouts. The Town Council receives no funding from business rates, and no funding from central government direct. The Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate. Below you will find various documents relating to the Town Council’s finances.

Budgets

In order for the Town Council to operate during the coming financial year, the Council must set a Budget for the costs it expects to incur.

⇒ Budget

Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Town Council’s financial year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s External Auditor.
 Annual Return 2016/17

Grants

Each year the Town Council supports a number of local organisations with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £10,300 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

For grants awarded during the past year, click here.

For Information on how to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page.

Finance Documents

A collection of the council’s financial documents.

Notice of Public Rights Notice of Accounts 16/17 Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy Councillor Allowances
Asset Register Annual Investment Strategy  Notice of Accounts 17/18

 

Expenditure over £500

Details of the council’s expenditure by month

July 17 expenditure over £500 August 17 expenditure over £500 September 17 expenditure over £500
October 17 expenditure over £500 November 17 expenditure over £500 December 17 expenditure over £500
January 18 expenditure over £500  February 18 expenditure over £500 March 18 expenditure over £500
 April 18 expenditure over £500 May 18 expenditure over £500 June 18 expenditure over £500