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Town and Parish Elections

What is a parish or town council?
A town or parish council is an independent, local democratic unit for villages and smaller towns, and for the suburbs of the main urban areas. Each town or parish has a council. Town and parish councillors are elected every four years. By-elections may be held to fill vacancies occurring between elections.

There are 11 parishes and 1 town council in South Bucks, which deliver a range of services at a community level. These services include:

  • Recreation grounds
  • Gardens
  • Open spaces
  • Cemeteries
  • Allotments

Who controls the town or parish council?
The elected chairman controls the business of a town or parish council meeting. The parish clerk takes the minutes of meetings, carries out the approved policies of the council and ensures the accounts are strictly kept and audited every year.

Town and parish council meetings
Town and parish council meetings are open to the public and an assembly meeting for all town or parish electors has, by law, to be held every year in April or May.

Town and parish reviews
Town and parish boundaries are regularly reviewed by district councils under the auspices of the Local Government Boundary Commission. The aim is to help ensure that boundaries correspond to the social communities in which people live.
Elections for town and parish councils in the district were held on 7 May 2015. The next town and parish election will be in held on 2 May 2019.

Town and Parish Elections Results