Wycombe’s town committee could be given more power to make decisions – as the debate over whether or not to create a town council rumbles on. 

At the full Wycombe District Council meeting schedule for Monday night, councillors will either agree or disagree to let the town committee take on more powers to make decisions on some issues when allowed to by council. 

It would mean that if the committee wants to make a decision on issues like the day-to-day running of business, spending budgets or contracts there and then – and council leader Cllr Katrina Wood is in agreement – they do not have to wait a month for the minutes of the meeting to be submitted to cabinet for approval.

The motion comes amid calls for a town council for High Wycombe. 

Cllr Julia Wassell earlier called for a town council to replace the committee, which she branded a "toothless con". 

The debate over whether High Wycombe should have its own town council – like other surrounding towns including Marlow and Princes Risborough – has been ongoing for years, with councillors from the town believing residents are at a disadvantage.