Gerrards Cross is a civil parish, one of 12 in South Bucks District. Gerrards Cross Town Council (GXTC) consists of 12 elected councillors, assisted by two part-time staff. Its major aim is to keep Gerrards Cross a pleasant place to live and, were possible, to improve its amenities. It manages the commons and ponds of Gerrards Cross and it also owns and manages The Camp (Bulstrode Camp), an early British Iron Age fort covering more than 10 hectares. Street lighting, other than on trunk roads, is maintained by GXTC. It also inspects footpaths and acts to prevent them being overgrown by hedges or undergrowth.
FULL COUNCIL meetings of GXTC are held on the third Monday of each month, except for August. Members of the public are welcome to attend these and all committee meetings and to speak if they let the chairman know in advance (by email: [email protected]).
There is also an ANNUAL TOWN MEETING in April or May, specifically to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions.
The committees, which meet most Monday evenings, are:
PLANNING which looks at all planning applications, consulting with those people affected by the proposal and making recommendations to the planning authority, South Bucks District Council.
HIGHWAYS which looks after local highways, including street lighting, and advises Bucks County Council on main roads, car parking and speeding issues.
COMMONS which manages the Commons and Camp with an annual Woodland Management Plan and an ongoing programme of grass cutting, playground equipment maintenance, bench/picnic table repairs.
FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES which sets the budget for the next financial year and monitors expenditure against this budget.
The Town Office, at South Lodge East Common, by the entrance to the Memorial Centre, is open Monday to Friday between 9:30am and 1:00pm. Telephone: 01753 888018 and email: [email protected]. The Clerk and Deputy Clerk will be happy to speak with you and all residents are encouraged to keep GXTC informed of matters of concern. A list of individual councillors and their telephone numbers is available from the Town Office and from this website. Click here for this information