Introducing Haddenham and Waddesdon Community Board
What is a Community Board?
Community boards have been set up by Buckinghamshire Council to help people work with the Council, local agencies and other community organisations to make a difference in their communities. They take over from the Local Area Forums that existed under the former AVDC.
The main focus of Community Boards is to:
- represent the voices of local people;
- capture thoughts, ideas and suggestions in new ways;
- enable local conversations about priorities;
- identify needs within local communities and work to produce creative solutions;
- explore areas of interest;
- influence how decisions are made, and public services are delivered.
At the first meeting of Haddenham and Waddesdon Community Board on 22nd July 2020, 5 initial areas were agreed as priorities:
- Covid Recovery
- Environment and Green Spaces
- Highways and Road Safety (incorporating speeding issues)
- Freight Steering Group
- Cycling and Walking
The Community Board will feature a mixture of public meetings and working groups, who will focus on a specific issue or local project. Five public meetings will be held each year. At these meetings, funding is allocated and feedback will be shared on the plan of action.
Those who want to get involved don’t need to attend every session. Agendas and minutes for the Haddenham and Waddesdon Board can be viewed online
, so people are able to get involved with the topics that they feel most passionate about. This may be by joining meetings or taking part in a specific project working group, or by completing surveys and polls to share their views.
The next meeting of the Haddenham and Waddesdon Community Board will be held online on 24th September 2020 at 7pm
. The meeting is open to the wider community to join in.
If you’d like to get involved with the board, email email@example.com
or visit Buckinghamshire Council's website
for more information.