Councillors will call for a major review of the make-up of local government in High Wycombe next week – which could pave the way for the creation of a town council.

The consultation – known as a community governance review – would investigate the different options for local government in High Wycombe, and typically ends with a public vote.

Two motions calling for the review to be carried out for the unparished wards of High Wycombe will be presented to Wycombe District Council (WDC) on Monday (December 10).

One of the motions, submitted by Micklefield councillor, Matt Knight, stated any changes that need to be made following the review, such as the creation of a town council, should be in place by the time the county’s new ‘super council’ is implemented in April 2020.

A meeting was held at the WDC offices this week where former and current councillors discussed the next steps towards creating a town council in High Wycombe.

The group agreed that if the notice of motion is rejected by WDC on Monday, then a petition will be launched calling for the review – which will need to amass 4,000 signatures.

The second motion, submitted by Disraeli councillor Khalil Ahmed, states: “In light of the secretary of state’s decision to establish a single unitary authority covering the whole of Buckinghamshire, this council recognises the potential implications for governance, service delivery, community cohesion and empowerment and electoral arrangements in the district, particularly for the unparished High Wycombe town.

“Therefore I call for a motion that this council agrees to undertake a community governance review for the town of High Wycombe.”