Bucks County Council recently approved an independent panel’s recommendations that included continuing a freeze on Member allowances since 2009 and identifying savings of over £60,000 a year. Mike Appleyard, Deputy Leader of Buckinghamshire County Council said: Clearly the Panel’s recommendations on Members’ allowances rightly reflected the financial pressures on today’s public sector. The main allowances paid to our councillors have now been frozen since 2009, and following the reduction in our overall numbers of Councillors from 57 to 49, we also expect make further savings of around £60,000 in our […]
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Councillor Roger Emmett passed away suddenly on 23 June 2013. We were shocked. His funeral was held yesterday in Hambleden Valley. The church was packed to full standing capacity and many of us stood outside. It was a beautiful service for a memorable man. The extraordinary number of people in attendance was a fitting tribute to a life well-lived. Roger was an oasis of calm, wisdom and gentle humour. He’ll be very much missed.