Residents and voluntary groups that need funding for new initiatives in Little Chalfont that will benefit the community are being encouraged to get in touch with a community board.
Community boards are the local arm of the council, working at a grassroots level with local people, groups and organisations, their aim is to drive forward the council’s priorities at a local level, tailored to the needs of each area.
Since they were set up last July, the boards have made great strides in forging strong relationships with local communities, listening to and engaging with local people to understand what matters most to them.
Each community board has funds available to support projects that meet the agreed priorities for their area.
Steve Bowles, Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for communities said: “Community boards are here to make a real difference to the people of Buckinghamshire at a truly local level. We are delighted at how well the community boards have established themselves in their local communities over the past year but there is still work to be done.
“We want to make sure everyone knows about their local community board and how they can get involved. share ideas and work with us to improve where they live.
“Community boards are two-way partnerships between the council and local communities. The essence of our vision is summed up in our simple strapline – Local voices, local choices, local action. By working together with our local communities, we can truly bring change and improvement to your area, directly addressing your concerns and priorities at a local level.”
For more information visit www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/community-and-safety/improving-your-local-community