Democracy and Local Affairs

This category contains articles about local government and administration and the issues which are their responsibility.

Libraries saved from cuts to opening hours

  |  Published: Feb 13th 2018
Proposed reductions in library opening hours across Buckinghamshire won't happen, County Council Cabinet members have decided (Monday, February 12).

Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel agrees precept increase

  |  Published: Feb 8th 2018
At their meeting on 2 February 2018, Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel approved the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed precept for 2018/19. However, Panel Members were concerned about continuing pressure on police resources and recruitment issues being experienced by the Force.

Three-day budget probe feedback to Cabinet

  |  Published: Feb 7th 2018
A review of forecast overspends, improvements to foster carer recruitment and the introduction of mandatory face-to-face exit interviews, are among 12 recommendations published today in a report by Buckinghamshire County Council’s independent Budget Scrutiny Select Committee.

School boarding future to be decided

  |  Published: Jan 4th 2018
A formal consultation has started to get public feedback about a proposal to close overnight boarding accommodation at Pebble Brook School, Aylesbury.

Quiz the County budget-setters

  |  Published: Jan 3rd 2018
Why does Buckinghamshire plan to spend £15m on roads maintenance? How will the County Council save money to make ends meet? Could County Hall run out of money?
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