Council agrees budget, council tax to rise

Council tax in Buckinghamshire will rise by 5.99%, an increase of £1.40 a week for Band D homes.
The site east of the town had proven unpopular with residents

Government inspector rejects appeal for new homes in Buckingham

The planning inspector has rejected an appeal that would see 170 homes built east of the town.

Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council (BCC) budget to include  no help towards services from the Government in the form of Revenue Support Grant

Bucks County Council decries lack of funding as it agrees its first ever budget with no Government support

Cabinet members have agreed the first Bucks County Council budget to include no help towards services from the Government in the form of the Revenue Support Grant.

Both AVDC and Bucks County Council have commented on the plans

Government to review local government ethics, have your say

Political intimidation, abuse of power, conflict of interest - all under the microscope as part of the government’s new consultation on the ethics of local government.

Cllr Stuchbury will put a motion to AVDC on February 22

Buckingham councillor wants empty homes to be put to better use

Should Bucks be making better use of its empty properties?

The refund has been called a victory for the residents association

Lace Hill residents receive a refund on their management fees

Families on Lace Hill have been offered £129 each, as a refund for the year’s fees used in the upkeep of the estate.

Banbury area 499 bus service petition. Christina Elmes and Bernard Grenville-Jones, Head of Campus with the petition, at Banbury and Bicester College, Banbury. NNL-180130-144755009

Fears cuts to subsidies could see closure of bus service between Brackley and Banbury

Commuters who rely on the 499 bus service to get to work and school are fearful for the service’s future.

A10 Week 41'MCBH'DP'Gala Opening Night of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - AVDC Chairman Cllr Janet Blake arrives on the red carpet

Janet Blake’s involvement with Bucks politics - from AV Broadband and Limecart to a council chamber ‘joke’ that went wrong...

Cllr Blake has been no stranger to controversy throughout her involvement with Buckinghamshire politics:

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared interest in developer before voting on applications says council chief executive

Councillor Janet Blake SHOULD have declared her personal interest in the Rectory Homes developer before voting on planning applications in its favour the council’s chief executive has said.

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EXCLUSIVE: Councillor Janet Blake voted on Aston Clinton and Long Crendon planning applications - even though she had invested in developer

A leading Aylesbury Vale District Councillor voted to approve two major planning applications by a developer she has a financial investment in, a Bucks Herald investigation has revealed.

The councils planning committee met on January 15 to discuss the proposals

'It'll double the size of the village': Buckingham Town Council oppose village developments

Buckingham Town Council has opposed plans to build 340 homes in Maids Moreton, which would effectively double the size of the village.

Buckinghamshire County Council

Bucks County Council must review children's services shake-up, after challenge from councillors

The decision to create a new Early Help service in Bucks has been ‘called-in’, suspending plans to close the county's children’s centres.

Sajid Javid is the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

'Awful' proposal for 75 new homes in Tingewick rejected by planning inspector

The planning inspectorate have hammered a final nail into plans for 75 new homes in Tingewick, rejecting the developers latest appeal.
Bucks County Council

35 children's centres to close as council votes through children's services shake-up

Council leaders have voted to revamp children's services in Buckinghamshire, and close 35 children's centres across the county.
Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

We asked them what they had planned for 2018

What are your councillor's New Year's Resolutions?

With 2018 bursting into life, and so many people in Buckingham hitting the gym, pounding the pavements and cutting back as part of their New Year’s resolutions, the Buckingham Advertiser wondered what our representatives were looking ahead to in the new year.

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

Martin Tett, leader of Bucks County Council

Leader of council reflects on 2017 and a 'difficult time for the public sector'

The leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, has issued his new year's message, in which he discusses HS2, financial challenges, and plans for a unitary council.

Cllr Warren Whyte discussed the Early Help proposal with protesters earlier this year

50% of residents agree with proposed children's services changes

Half of all residents who responded to a consultation on the future of children’s services agreed with proposed changes, according to Bucks County Council.

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