A decision to have High Wycombe have its own town council will be made this year.

The south Buckinghamshire town is the only area within the county to not have its own council, whilst Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield do.

Back in November 2018, a campaign by the Bucks Free Press to help the people of Wycombe get their council was launched, with the project securing 5,000 signatures to take the initiative to the next stage.

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It has been a long haul for its supporters, with the result due to be made on August 24 this year.

Khalil Ahmed, a former mayor of the town and campaigner, said: “We are the only town in the whole of Buckinghamshire, with the largest population by far, not to have a town council.

“It goes without saying that this is totally unfair and undemocratic.

“We’re not going to sit back and take this as Wycombe has been stripped of all the services – there is nothing to show for it at all.

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“Th committee [that will make the decision] will find it almost impossible for them to say no as we’ve got 5,000 people, plus more, who want a town council.

If approved, the newly formed town council will aim to improve areas that are frequently used by residents in the centre of Wycombe, whilst also creating several new initiatives.