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BFP poll: 'High Wycombe Town Council' idea backed by readers
A TOWN council for High Wycombe would be welcomed by readers of the Bucks Free Press, according to our online survey.
After removing duplicate votes, 58.7 percent of readers (215 votes) who took part in our ballot backed the idea of a Wycombe town council.
And basing the result purely on distinctive browsers, 62 percent (186 browsers) believe the formation of a town council would be good for High Wycombe.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Trevor Snaith, who has been championing a town council for Wycombe, said he was not surprised with the result.
He said: “With the number of people who contact me or stop me in the street to say this town needs a town council, it’s not a surprise.
“Local people care about local issues and their immediate local area, so the more local people we have involved in local things, the better.
“I am pleased to see the support we have received from Princes Risborough and Marlow, and anyone who would like to get involved please get in touch with me as we would need about 6,000 signatures for Wycombe District Council to listen and trigger a Governance Review.”
But Conservative Cllr Tony Green, who is chairman of the High Wycombe Town Committee, which has no executive powers, told the BFP last week that town councils were just ‘an extra cost and an extra layer of bureaucracy'.
The result of the ballot, above , states that 52 percent (387 votes) of readers were actually against creating another level of local government.
But this is before the Free Press discounted duplicate votes or tallied up individual web browsers for a more accurate picture.
The BFP does, however, acknowledge that our online polls are not scientific or verified and are used purely to get a snapshot of public opinion.
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