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Community Boards

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Following the move to a unitary Buckinghamshire Council, 16 Community Boards (CBs) were created. Their remit is to bring together the Council, residents, groups and organisations to look at local issues and find ways of improving them together. They replaced the previous Local Area Forums (LAF), though with greater access to financial resources.

Within the Chiltern & South Bucks Local Policing Area (LPA), there are six Community Boards, with a seventh shared with an adjoining LPA. Where Policing or community safety items are tabled at a Community Board meeting, Police will seek to attend meetings and be available for discussion. Nonetheless, seven Community Boards is far more than any other LPA within Buckinghamshire, and servicing them presents a logistical challenge.

The Forum helps with this. Its meetings are a popular platform for interaction between residents and Police. All Buckinghamshire Councillors within the area receive a personal invitation. Community Boards are invited to publicise the surveys and meetings across their networks. There is always senior representation from Thames Valley Police and where appropriate, guest speakers and subject matter experts. Feedback is given to the Boards.

Involvement with YOUR local Community Board

Buckinghamshire Council Community Board boundaries within Chiltern and South Bucks

Community Board meetings are open to all members of the public. Below we show summary information about the 7 Community Boards within Chiltern & South Bucks, including contact details. You can also find out more from the Community Boards page on Buckinghamshire Council’s web site.

Participation in the meetings of your local Community Board will inform you about a range of issues within your community, including policing and crime.

Community Boards meet three to four times a year. Each has agreed on a set of local priorities, and has appointed working groups relating to these priorities. Importantly, each Community Board has funding available, and can make grants for projects which can improve the local community. For those with the time and interest, these working groups are a great way of getting involved with your local community!

Chiltern & South Bucks Community Boards

Chair:Mark Dormer
Deputy Chair:Rachael Matthews
Coordinator: Lizzie Wright
Towns/villages covered:Amersham, Chesham Bois, Little Chalfont, Coleshill
Priorities:Environment and climate change
Economic recovery and regeneration
Health and wellbeing

Amersham Community Board page on

Amersham Community Board Facebook Page

Amersham Community Board: Committee and Meeting details

Chair:Steven Barrett
Deputy Chair: David Watson
Coordinator:Caroline Green
Towns/villages covered:Beaconsfield, Chepping Wye, Hazlemere, Penn
Priorities:All age physical and mental health and wellbeing, including a focus on loneliness and social isolation, climate change and the promotion of outdoor activity
recovery and regeneration, including economic development and community engagement
Transport/Highways – including parking, speeding and cycling

Beaconsfield & Chepping Wye Community Board page on

Beaconsfield & Chepping Wye Community Board Facebook page

Beaconsfield & Chepping Wye Community Board: Committee and Meeting details

Chair:David Anthony
Deputy Chair:Dev Dhillon
Coordinator:Andy Chapman
Towns/villages covered:Burnham, Dorney, Farnham Royal, Stoke Poges, Taplow
Priorities:Infrastructure & Highways
Improving our environment
Supporting economic recovery

Beeches Community Board page on

Beeches Community Board Facebook page

Beeches Community Board: Committee and Meeting details

Chair:Emily Culverhouse
Deputy Chair:Jane MacBean
Coordinator:Ross Tackley
Towns/villages covered:Chesham, Ashley Green, Chartridge, Chenies, Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards, Latimer & Ley Hill, The Lee
Priorities:Health & Wellbeing
Transport, Highways & Environment
Community Safety & Resilience
Economic Development and Regeneration

Chesham and Villages Community Board page on

Chesham and Villages Community Board Facebook Page

Chesham and Villages Community Board: Committee and Meetings details

Chair:Santokh Chhokar
Deputy Chair:Jonathan Rush
Coordinator:Liz Charter
Towns/villages coveredChalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Denham, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Seer Green
Priorities:improving the environment (including climate change)
economic regeneration (including after the effects of Covid-19)
highways and infrastructure
wellbeing and safety (including community safety, mental and physical wellbeing and youth provision)

Denham, Gerrards Cross and Chalfonts Community Board page on

Denham, Gerrards Cross and Chalfonts Community Board Facebook page

Denham, Gerrards Cross and Chalfonts Community Board: Committee and Meetings details

Chair:Peter Martin
Deputy Chair:Mimi Harker
Coordinator:Kerry Rackstraw
Towns/villages covered:Great Missenden, Little Missenden, Prestwood, Holmer Green, Hyde Heath
Priorities:Covid and economic recovery
Transport, highways and environment
Community Safety
Health and wellbeing
Youth support and provision
Communications and engagement plan

Missendens Community Board page on

Missendens Community Board Facebook page

Missendens Community Board: Committee and Meetings details

Chair:Wendy Matthews
Deputy Chair:Trevor Egleton
Coordinator:Ani Sultan
Towns/villages covered:The Ivers, Wexham
Priorities:Covid-19 Response and Recovery
Transport and Infrastructure
Community Safety
Green Spaces

Wexham and Iver Community Board page on

Wexham and Iver Community Board Facebook page

Wexham and Iver Community Board: Committee and Meetings details

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