As you will probably all be aware, the Secretary of State has approved plans for the creation of a single unitary council for Buckinghamshire in 2020. This will see the end of Buckinghamshire County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council, and the creation of a new single council. As part of this process, the District Council elections originally scheduled to take place in 2019 have been postponed by MHCLG until May 2020. All Buckinghamshire parish and town council elections (including Pitstone) scheduled to take place in 2019 have also been postponed by MHCLG until May 2020, and our existing councillors will now serve an additional year in their term of office.
Due to the residential growth in the parish, an extra seat on the council is likely to be approved, raising the number of councillors from 10 to 11 at the next election. If you have a passion for improving life within the parish, and plenty of voluntary time to contribute, you may like to consider standing for election in 2020 so now is a good time to get involved with the parish council and find out what is involved. Please check out the initial information in our leaflet: http://pitstone.co.uk/ppcpubs/pitstone-parish-council-general-information-leaflet/ or get in touch with the parish clerk.