NEED REF­ER­EN­DUM ON UNI­TARY COUN­CIL

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

KAROLINE LAMB

Chal­font St Giles

RE your ar­ti­cle in last week’s Ad­ver­tiser, coun­cil­lors back calls for the cre­ation of a uni­tary sys­tem in Buck­ing­hamshire, there is no pos­i­tive sug­ges­tion as to how this could be achieved.

I would have thought that a max­i­mum of 10 coun­cil­lors, elected for one or max two terms at Bucks County Coun­cil would be suf­fi­cient.

These 10 coun­cil­lors would then rule over ru­ral and ur­ban ar­eas and in that way we would all ben­e­fit.

Age UK pub­lished a fact sheet about bus ser­vices in Bucks. 40% of peo­ple over 60 use a bus at least once a week. 57% of house­holds are within 13 minute walk of at least an hourly bus ser­vice.

Sadly this is not the case here in Chal­font St Giles.

It is my be­lief that the two tier sys­tem is ben­e­fit­ing the po­lit­i­cal par­ties not the com­mu­nity.

We need a ref­er­en­dum on this!

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