Local people are being asked for their views on how High Wycombe should be run in the future as part of an eight-week consultation with Wycombe District Council.

The public consultation - consisting of an open survey, sampling and focus groups - will run until September 30.

Locals are asked if they want a new town council for the currently unparished areas of High Wycombe; new parish councils for Micklefield, Sands and Totteridge or to propose a more appropriate alternative option.

Four petitions to Wycombe District Council triggered a Community Governance Review. Alongside proposed changes affecting local government in Buckinghamshire from April 2020, Wycombe District Council is reviewing how best to represent the interests of the town under a new unitary council.

Wycombe District Council is 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? (Up to three separate parish councils)
  • Is some other option more appropriate for any or all of the ten High Wycombe wards?

To take part in the consultation and for more information, visit www.wycombe.gov.uk/highwycombeCGR