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11+ tests

How to take a transfer test for entry into secondary school

2 year old childcare places (free)

Application to determine the eligibility for 2 year old early years funding

Abandoned vehicles

District councils handle reported abandoned vehicles roads or property.

Abnormal loads

Authorising abnormal loads to use our roads.

Accessibility

Help using this website.

Activities for children and young people

Brings together all the information families need.

Adoption

Adoption can take many forms but it is essentially where a child legally becomes the son or daughter of adoptive parents who take on all the rights and responsibilities of birth parents.

Adoption information session

Adoption information session

Adult education

Courses on a wide range of subjects which can lead to a qualification or are just for fun.

Adult Social Care jobs

ALF (Adventure Learning Foundation)

Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) is a charitable trust developed to run the County Council’s two outdoor education centres, Green Park at Aston Clinton and Shortenills at Chalfont St Giles.

Ambulance service

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust services our area.

Amersham Music Centre

Amersham Parking Restrictions

Details of the Amersham parking restrictions

Apprentices

Rethink your next step...

Archaeology

Promoting the understanding, appreciation and sustainable conservation of our archaeological heritage.

Archives

Collecting, preserving and making available the documentary heritage of Buckinghamshire.

Ash Die Back - Chalara

Find out how to spot this serious disease threatening Britain's ash trees and what to do next.

Attendance in school

Every school in Buckinghamshire has an attached casework Education Welfare Officer (EWO).

Audio book downloads

Download unabridged audio books for free.

Aylesbury Music Centre

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Information and services offered by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Become a Councillor

Becoming a Childminder

Click here to discover more about how to become a Childminder within Buckinghamshire

Berryfields

Bin collections

These are managed by the district councils.

Biodiversity partnership

Local organisations working together for the benefit of wildlife across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.

Birth registration

Everything you need to know about registering the birth of your baby.

Bonfire night and fireworks

These are monitored by the district councils.

Book an appointment with a Registrar

Apply to register a birth or death with our online booking system.

Book Support Online

Bridges & structures

We are responsible for maintaining all bridges & structures on our highway network.

Brill Windmill

Visitor information.

Buckingham Centre

Providing a range of public services including a customer service centre, a library and adult and family learning.

Buckinghamshire Association of Local Councils (BALC)

Membership organisation supporting Parish and Town Councils in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Business First

BBF provide the link between public policy and the business community.

Buckinghamshire Family Information Service

Details of local organisations, services, providers & activities registered with us.

Buckinghamshire Partnerships

A website containing microsites for local public sector partnerships that we're part of.

Buckinghamshire Partnerships

Website for partnership groups that Buckinghamshire County Council contributes to.

Bucks County Museum

We look after a large collection of objects gathered from all around Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes over the last 150 years.

Bucks SEND IAS

Information and support for parents and carers of children with special educational needs.

Building regulations

All building work, including alterations and extensions, must be completed in accordance with building regulations.

Bulky item collections

Contact your district council to see if they offer a bulky waste collection service.

Bus passes

Over 60's are entitled to free bus passes.

Bus passes - schools

Applying for school transport and other ways to travel

Bus timetables

Timetables of all bus and coach services in Bucks.

Buses & trains

Local bus, coach and train service information.

Business directory

Information on local businesses.

Business First

Website providing information for business in Buckinghamshire.

Business rates

These are administered by the district councils.

Buy online

Purchase items using our online shop.

buy tickets online

buy tickets online

Cabinet

The Councillors who make up our cabinet.

Car parks

Find off street car parks & pay on street parking fines.

Car sharing

How to save travel costs by sharing your journey to work.

Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Care Advice Buckinghamshire is a website for adults in need of care and support in Buckinghamshire, their families and carers. You can find information and advice, ways to assess your own needs, community support and care products and services.

Care for adults

Advice and support for adults who look after the elderly, disabled children or someone with learning disabilities.

Castlefield Library

Details about opening times and services.

Catchment areas for schools

Find the schools located closest to where you live and whether you are within their catchment area.

Cemeteries, burials & crematoria

District councils provide this service.

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Collecting, preserving and making available the documentary heritage of Buckinghamshire.

Change for Chesham

Helping households live more sustainable lives.

Chaperones

How to apply to be a chaperone.

Child car seat safety

Keeping children & adults safe in cars.

Child Protection

Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Childcare

Information and advice on all aspects of childcare.

Childcare sufficiency assessment

Meeting your childcare needs.

Children and Young People's Adviser

Children and Young People’s Adviser

Children and Young People's Plan

The Buckinghamshire Children and Young People’s Plan sets out the priorities of the Children and Young People’s Partnership which are delivered by a range of partner organisations.

Children in care council (We Do Care)

Our website for children and young people in care

Children in employment and entertainment

Children of compulsory school age, working before or after school, at weekends or during school holidays, must have an employment permit issued by the local authority.

Children's and young adults eBooks

Browse and checkout an eBook today from our Children’s and Young Adult section with your library card and pin

Children's Social Care jobs

Chiltern District Council

Information and services offered by Chiltern District Council.

Citizen's Advice

Helps resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice.

Citizenship ceremonies

For local people who have had their application for British citizenship accepted.

Civil Enforcement Areas

These are where we enforce on street parking rather than the Police.

Civil partnerships

Ceremony to celebrate a civil partnership.

Committee membership

Who sits on which committee.

Common land register

A register of common land and village greens within our boundaries.

Community asset transfer

How to take over a local service or building.

Community centres

Information on local community organisations.

Community right to challenge

How to take over a local service or building.

Complaints

Let us know what you think.

Concessionary Bus Passes

Free bus travel for older and disabled people

Connexions

Information and advice for young people.

Contact us

Opening times and contact details.

Cookies

Information about the cookies used on this site and what they do.

Coroner

Considers the cause of all sudden, violent, suspicious or unnatural deaths.

Corporate plan

View a range of Council plans including the Strategic Plan.

Council housing

District councils provide housing advice and support.

Council papers

Councillor, meetings, decisions and papers.

Council tax

District councils are responsible for managing Council tax benefits.

Council tax payments

District councils are responsible for collecting council tax payments.

Councillors

Find your local councillor

Country Parks

Our beautiful country parks are a great way to enjoy the countryside, wildlife and fascinating history.

County Attendance Team

Every school in Buckinghamshire has an attached casework Education Welfare Officer (EWO).

County Museum

We look after a large collection of objects gathered from all around Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes over the last 150 years.

Customer Charter

Opening times and contact details.

Customer Promise

Opening times and contact details.

Dahl (Roald) children's gallery

In the Roald Dahl children’s gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild!

Death registration

Deaths must be registered within 5 days by appointment at the Register office in the area where the death occurred.

Decisions

All our decisions including those taken by the Cabinet and Councillors.

Directgov

Easy access to government information and services.

District Council

There are 4 district councils in our area.

Do it online

Secure online services which let you do your business with us at a time that suits you.

Drink and drug driving

Drink, drugs and driving don't mix.

Early years and childcare

Information on activities and services for children 0-14 years and up to 16 if they have special needs.

Early years directory

Comprehensive directory of Buckinghamshire schools and early years placements

Early Years Pupil Premium

The Government is giving money to Early Years providers to help children from lower income families do their very best.

Early Years Pupil Premium

Find out if your eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium

eAudio book downloads

Download unabridged audio books for free.

eBooks

Download ebooks for free.

Economic development

Buckinghamshire Business First supports business.

Education

We provide quality education for all ages, at venues across the county.

Education of looked after children

Making sure children in public care have all the support they need to do well at school.

Education Welfare (now County Attendance Team)

Every school in Buckinghamshire has an attached casework Education Welfare Officer (EWO).

Educational psychology

Support for children and young people aged 0–19, their parents/carers, educators or other professionals/agencies.

Elections

Results of our last elections.

Elective home education

Information for parents thinking about providing education for their children at home instead of sending them to school.

Eleven plus tests

How to take a transfer test for entry into secondary school

Emergency closures

Find out if your school is open or closed.

Energy from waste

Using waste to create energy.

Environmental problems

This is the environmental problems section.

Environmental records centre

Collecting information about the biodiversity and geology of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.

Environmental sustainability

Ensuring developments meet the needs of the present without compromising the future.

ePetitions

View, sign or submit a petition.

EPS book shop

The Phonological awareness training (PAT) programme teaches children to read, spell and write phonically regular single syllable words by making analogies.

Events

Events in your local area.

Families in the Forces

Families in the Forces find out more about living in Buckinghamshire.

Family history

Help and advice on researching your family's history.

Family Information Service

Brings together all the information families need.

Feedback

Let us know what you think.

Financial Support (Students)

Financial help for students who live in Buckinghamshire and are aged 16-25 is also available from the Frogmoor Foundation Fund

Find a school near your

Find the schools located closest to where you live and whether you are within their catchment area.

Fire and rescue

Information and services offered by Fire and rescue.

Fireworks

These are monitored by the district councils.

First Response

Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Flooding

Grants for property-level flood protection products.

Floodsmart

Raising awareness of flood risk in Chesham.

Fly-tipping

Information on reporting fly-tipping.

Fly-tipping campaign

County wide campaign to reduce the amount of illegal dumping in Buckinghamshire.

Forestry Commission

The government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.

Forward plans

Plan of key decisions to be taken by the Cabinet and Councillors.

Fostering

Providing homes for children who are temporarily unable to live with their own families but wish to maintain contact.

Fostering information sessions

Foster care information sessions

Fracking

Fracking and Shale Gas exploration or extraction needs planning permission from ourselves

Free school Meals

Applications for free school meals are processed by schools.

Frogmoor Foundation Fund

Financial help for students who live in Buckinghamshire and are aged 16-25 is also available from the Frogmoor Foundation Fund

Funerals

A civil funeral is a celebration reflecting the wishes of the deceased and their family and can be held almost anywhere.

Funerals and cemeteries

District councils provide this service.

Garden waste service

Your local district council will help you dispose of your garden waste.

Getting about in the Vale

These are licensed by the district councils.

Giving notice of marriage

Guidance on giving notice of marriage

Graduates and apprentices

Rethink your next step...

Grass cutting

We are responsible for grass cutting next to the highway. Parks and open spaces are District/Parish Council responsibility.

Green Park activity and conference centre

Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) is a charitable trust developed to run the County Council’s two outdoor education centres, Green Park at Aston Clinton and Shortenills at Chalfont St Giles.

Grid for learning

A wide range of resources for our schools.

Gritting the roads

Find out how, where and why we grit the roads. Follow gritters live.

Growing Up

These pages are specifically designed for young people aged 13 – 25 with specific needs or a Statement of Educational Need (SEN).

Help using this website

Help using this website.

High Speed 2

Information on the 51m High Speed 2 project.

High Wycombe Music Centre

Highway Extents

Highway information relating to a particular property or piece of land.

Home education

Information for parents thinking about providing education for their children at home instead of sending them to school.

Housing

District councils provide housing advice and support.

Housing

District councils provide housing advice and support.

Housing benefit

District councils are responsible for managing housing benefits.

How do I pay my council tax?

District councils are responsible for collecting council tax payments.

Illegal dumping

Information on reporting fly-tipping.

Invoice

Make a payment using your debit or credit card.

Jobs

We need people to help us deliver better. People who not only think about the future, but who have the drive and ambition to rethink.

Jobseekers

Help and advice for finding a job.

Land and property database

Residential and commercial land and property available for purchase or for rent in the local area.

Land charges - contact details

The procedure procedure when buying or leasing a property.

Languages

Tools to help you if English is not your first language.

Leader of the Council

Find out more about Martin Tett, Leader of the Council.

Learn my way events

Find a Learn My Way event

Learn my way website

Visit the Learn My Way website

Leaving care

Working with young people in our care to prepare them for their future.

Library renewals and requests

Self-service to renew or request to borrow items from the library.

Licences

Apply and pay for licences online.

Licences

Apply for a licence

Local history

Collecting, preserving and making available the documentary heritage of Buckinghamshire.

Local land charges

Highway information relating to a particular property or piece of land.

Looked after children

what it means to be looked after

Make the commitment

Sign up to slow down on Bucks roads.

Meetings calendar

Details of our Councillors' meetings.

Meetings papers

Agendas, minutes and decisions of our meetings.

Members of Parliament

Find your local Member of Parliament.

Milton Keynes Council

Information and services offered by Milton Keynes Council.

Museum

We look after a large collection of objects gathered from all around Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes over the last 150 years.

Music Centres

Supporting children to learn an instrument.

Music Service

The thrill of making music and exploring our creativity through instrumental and vocal work builds confidence and self-esteem.

Naming ceremonies

Ceremonies celebrating the birth of a child or to welcome an adopted child or stepchild into the family.

Nappies

The real nappy initiative has been developed on behalf of all the local authorities in Buckinghamshire.

Nationality checking service

Assisting people who wish to become British citizens.

Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Details of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

News

Latest news on our services and what's happening in your area.

NHS choices

Access to doctors, dentists, hospitals and other health professionals in your area.

Nuisance

District councils can help you solve issues such as noise, smells or problems with your neighbours.

Offices

See where you can come and talk to us.

Parish councils

Contact details for parish councils.

Parking permits

Apply for a parking permit in Buckinghamshire

Partnerships

Website for partnership groups that Buckinghamshire County Council contributes to.

Pavements

Maintaining pavements and how they are inspected.

Pay an invoice

Make a payment using your debit or credit card.

Paying for a search

Highway application process

Pest control

Your district council can help remove pests from your home.

Petitions

View, sign or submit a petition.

Petroleum storage licence

Apply for a licence

Photographs of Buckinghamshire

Over 20,000 historic photographs of Buckinghamshire, some are available to buy.

Planning - housing related

District councils are responsible for planning applications relating to housing matters.

Planning applications

We deal with applications for mineral extraction and waste management. Housing applications are handled by district councils.

Planning applications

Free online service providing details of planning applications.

Plans

View a range of Council plans including the Strategic Plan.

Police

Information on the services offered by the Thames Valley Police.

Potholes

Repairing potholes in Buckinghamshire with phone numbers.

Pre school education

How to find and apply for preschool education.

Prevention Matters

Leading-edge prevention programme which changes the way we meet the needs of vulnerable adults.

Prisoners database

Database of prisoners entering Aylesbury County Gaol in the 1870s.

Privacy Notice

Schools, Local Authorities (LA), the Department for Education (DfE) and other educational bodies that process personal data about pupils and staff are required by the Data Protection Act to issue a Privacy Notice to all parents/pupils and staff to inform them of the purposes for which that personal data may be held and used.

Recession advice

Debt advice from Directgov.

Record Office - Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

Collecting, preserving and making available the documentary heritage of Buckinghamshire.

Recycle for Buckinghamshire

Tips and advice to help you to recycle more.

Recycling

Information about waste, recycling and green alternatives.

Recycling and waste

These are managed by the district councils.

Recycling centres

We run ten Household Waste and Recycling Centres under a permit scheme. District councils manage rubbish collection.

Refugee crisis

Where to find the latest information on the Syrian Refugee crisis and what can be done locally to help.

Register offices

Locations and contact information.

Register to speak at meetings

You can register to speak at public meetings.

Registering a stillbirth

When you come to the Register Office, you will be treated with sensitivity and sympathy.

Renew or request library items

Self-service to renew or request to borrow items from the library.

Renewal and commitment ceremonies

A Renewing Vows ceremony offers you the chance to renew the vows you made at your marriage or civil partnership.

Report

Report something to us.

Reserve library items

Reserve items at your library.

Responsible dog ownership

Owners have a responsibility to look after their dogs to ensure that their pets stay in good health.

Rethink rubbish at school

Encouraging school children to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Rights of way

We manage over 3000kms (2000 miles) of public footpaths, bridleways and byways, we maintain the Registers of Common Land and Town or Village Greens.

Road maintenance

Maintaining and inspecting our roads.

Road Safety

Education, training and publicity for road users.

Road treatment programme

Road treatment programme investing in Buckinghamshire's roads.

Roadworks

A map of roadworks in Buckinghamshire

Roadworks

A map of roadworks in Buckinghamshire

Roald Dahl Children's Gallery

In the Roald Dahl children’s gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild!

Rubbish collections

These are managed by the district councils.

Safeguarding vulnerable children

Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Scaffolding licence

Apply for a licence

School bus pass

How to apply and pay for a school bus pass

School closures

Find out if your school is open or closed.

School crossing patrols

Helping pupils to cross roads on their way to and from school.

School day only local bus timetables

Timetables of all local school day bus services in Bucks.

School directory

Comprehensive directory of Buckinghamshire schools

School Funding

Information on schools funding

School term and holiday dates

School term dates and holidays

School transport

Applying for school transport and other ways to travel

School transport strategy

Tackling congestion on the school run.

School travel planning

Reducing car journeys and improving safety for the journey to school.

Schools

Our schools offer high quality education, preparing pupils for adult life and are among the best in the country.

Schools Forum

The Schools Forum is an advisory body in relation to matters relating to the schools budget.

Schools recycling

Encouraging school children to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Schools Statutory Financial Returns

Schools Statutory return required by law to be published.

SchoolsWeb

Information and guidance for schools (password required)

SchoolsWeb

Information and guidance for schools (password required)

Services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Services and help for deaf and hard of hearing

Setting up a Childcare Setting

Sharing Wycombe's Old Photographs

Access thousands of historical images of High Wycombe and other areas within Buckinghamshire.

Shortenills outdoor education centre

Adventure Learning Foundation (ALF) is a charitable trust developed to run the County Council’s two outdoor education centres, Green Park at Aston Clinton and Shortenills at Chalfont St Giles.

Sites and monuments record

Aims to record all reported archaeological sites and finds in Buckinghamshire up to 1989.

Skip licence

Apply for a licence

Social care

We offer a wide range of support services to children, families and carers.

Social care - children

Providing help and support for children and their families.

South Bucks District Council

Information and services offered by South Bucks District Council.

Speed limit review

Reviewing the road speed limit in your area.

Speed limits

Road speed limits, how they are set and enforced.

Sports & clubs

Sports and leisure facilities in Buckinghamshire.

Sports and social club

Anyone can join our club or hire a function room.

St Mary’s Church

Like most English towns, Aylesbury’s church has played a defining role in shaping the path the town has taken.

Strategic plan

View a range of Council plans including the Strategic Plan.

Street care and reporting problems

This is managed by the district councils.

Street lighting

Maintaining and repairing street lighting. LED lighting trials.

Student Financial Support

Financial help for students who live in Buckinghamshire and are aged 16-25 is also available from the Frogmoor Foundation Fund

Student grants and loans

Delivery of higher education student financial support has transferred to Student Finance England.

Support With Confidence

“Self-Directed Support” is the new way in which social care is made available to those who need assistance with day-to-day living.

Syrian refugee crisis

Where to find the latest information on the Syrian Refugee crisis and what can be done locally to help.

Teaching jobs

Thames Valley Police

Information on the services offered by the Thames Valley Police.

The King's Head

The King’s Head is the oldest pub in Aylesbury still standing.

Thrift Farm

A rural training centre for adults with learning difficulties.

Tourism

Information on what to do and where to stay in Buckinghamshire.

Town greens

A register of common land and village greens within our boundaries.

Trade and commercial waste

Commercial and business waste can be deposited at trade facilities at four of our sites.

Traded services

Services for schools and academies.

Trading standards

Trading standards is provided in partnership with Surrey County Council

Traffic cameras

Information on traffic cameras.

Transfer testing (11+)

How to take a transfer test for entry into secondary school

Transitions

These pages are specifically designed for young people aged 13 – 25 with specific needs or a Statement of Educational Need (SEN).

Transport for Buckinghamshire

Looking after our roads, footways, street lights and more.

Tree preservation orders

These are placed on trees by district council planning departments, mainly to protect privately owned trees.

Two year old childcare (free)

Application to determine the eligibility for 2 year old early years funding

Unlocking Buckinghamshire's past

Over 17,000 records covering earliest humans to the 20th century.

Vacant land and commercial property database

Updated daily with information from commercial property agents.

Vehicle access

How to request a dropped kerb for vehicle access to private or commercial property.

Vehicle Activated Signs

Illuminated signs to stop speeding vehicles.

Verges

Maintaining verges by roads in Buckinghamshire.

Videos

See our latest videos.

Village greens

A register of common land and village greens within our boundaries.

Virtual school

All children and young people in care to Buckinghamshire are part of the Virtual School.

Voluntary and community sector support

Helping you take an active part in your communities.

Volunteering

Information on volunteering opportunities available in the community.

Voting

District councils manage registration to vote and the electoral roll.

Walking and ride route maps

Maps of walks and rides in the area.

Walks and rides

Over 2,500 miles of public rights of way, including footpaths, bridleways and National Trails.

Waste and recycling

We have 10 household waste and recycling centres and work hard to make it easy for you to recycle as much as possible.

Waste collections

These are managed by the district councils.

Waste permits

Needed for commercial vehicles, people on foot, or those with large trailers, to dispose of waste at our household recycling sites.

Waste strategy

Commits us to reducing waste, increasing household recycling and making best use of what's left.

We Do Care (children in care council)

Our website for children and young people in care

Webcasts

See our latest videos.

Website survey

Help us to improve our website by completing this short survey.

Wedding fair

Wedding Fayre 11am - 3pm County Hall

Weddings

Register offices and other licensed venues in Buckinghamshire.

Whiteleaf Hill Nature Reserve

Whiteleaf has panoramic views, rich wildlife and interesting geology, history and archaeology.

Who Next? guide

Find other authors that write like your favourites.

Wills

Index of wills from ordinary people of Buckinghamshire available to purchase.

Winter advice

Advice to help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy in winter

Winter maintenance

Road and street service provided during winter months in Buckinghamshire.

Wycombe District Council

Information and services offered by Wycombe District Council.

Young carers

Support, information and advice for young carers and their families.

Youth Concern

An organization supporting young people when they need it the most.

Youth offending

Supervising and implementing orders imposed on young people convicted of a criminal offence.

Youthspace

Information and things to do for young people.