High Wycombe: Your area, your say
As part of an eight week consultation running until 30 September 2019, local people are being asked for their views on how High Wycombe should be run in the future.
The consultation - which includes an open survey, sampling and focus groups - asks people if they want a new town council for the currently unparished area of High Wycombe, new parish councils for Micklefield, Sands and Totteridge or any alternative option that they think might be more appropriate.
Four petitions to Wycombe District Council triggered a community governance review of the ten unparished wards of High Wycombe - Abbey, Booker and Cressex, Bowerdean, Disraeli, Oakridge and Castlefield, Micklefield, Ryemead, Sands, Terriers and Amersham Hill and Totteridge.
Because of the petitions and the changes to local government in Buckinghamshire in April 2020, Wycombe District Council is now considering the following issues:
- Would the creation of a new democratically elected town council for all ten wards protect High Wycombe’s identity and heritage, promote the interests of the town, and represent local residents democratically?
- If a town council for all ten wards is not created, should the Micklefield and/or Sands and/or Totteridge wards each form democratically elected parish councils (that is, up to three separate parish councils)?
- Is some other option more appropriate for any or all of the ten High Wycombe wards?
Wycombe District Council has not made up its mind about how best to represent the interests of the town under the new unitary council to be introduced in April 2020 and wants to hear local people's views before making any recommendations by December 2019.
Find out more and have your say on the community governance review for High Wycombe, Micklefield, Sands and Totteridge