Speaking up for residents
County Councillors are elected to represent the views of their local residents and the interests of Buckinghamshire as a whole. One way in which Councillors do this is through voicing issues that affect local people to Government in order to make sure that decisions take full account of the best interests of the County.
The County Council is also at the forefront of the campaign against High Speed 2 (HS2) through 51m, a group of 18 local authorities opposed to the rail project.
Another way in which the Council seeks to protect Buckinghamshire’s interests is through responding to government calls for evidence and responding to consultations. It is important that the Council does this to put forward the perspective of residents and to protect services where possible. Some examples of our responses include:
Calls for evidence
|Subject||Recipient||Date of Submission||Summary of Submission|
|Early investment in our road infrastructure is key to economic growth
||Secretary of State for Transport
||18 July 2013
The County Council, as a member of South East Strategic Leaders, is called on Government to bring forward its spending plans and invest in the South East roads network now to unlock economic opportunities, create jobs and reduce the cost of maintenance over the longer term.
The Council called upon the Government to introduce further, appropriate controls to prevent inappropriate controls to prevent inappropriate use and promotion of short term loans, particularly to the most vulnerable.
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