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Devolution

Due to financial constraints Bucks County Council are examining ways to rationalise spending so that they can concentrate on their core statutory responsibities.

A proposal has been tabled to offer to devolve a set of services linked mainly to Highways and allied services.

It has been suggested that an annual allocation of funds would be made available to allow parishes to undertake the proposed devolved services. It is suggested that parishes could link up with other councils to benifit from costs of scale. With this in mind we have held preliminary discussions with Amersham Town Council

The services proposed for devolution WITHIN 30MPH LIMITS are:
  1. Grass Cutting - Urban
  2. Weed Spraying
  3. Road signs - Maintenance
  4. Potholes - Reporting
  5. Hedges - Cutting council owned
  6. Hedges - Serving of notices
  7. Footpaths - Clearing vegetation
  8. Footpaths - Siding out
  9. Public Rights of Way - Clearance

Discussions continuing. Click HERE for latest developments.

The aim is to proceed with the proposals from April 2015