Opportunity Bucks

What Opportunity Bucks is

Opportunity Bucks is the council’s flagship programme to improve opportunities for people in Buckinghamshire.

It is our local response to the government’s Levelling Up White Paper published in February 2022 which sets out 12 national missions designed to spread opportunity across the whole UK and improve everyday life and life chances for people in underperforming places.

A significant challenge we face is the perception that Buckinghamshire is an affluent area without the same need as other parts of the country. The reality is that Buckinghamshire, like everywhere, has areas of affluence and other areas where health, work and education outcomes are poorer.

Areas of focus

The Opportunity Bucks programme focuses on 10 wards in Buckinghamshire across 3 areas where people are experiencing the most hardship. Our ward partnerships work with the communities to bring about improvements to their local areas:

  • Aylesbury
    • Aylesbury North
    • Aylesbury North-West
    • Aylesbury South-West
  • Chesham
  • High Wycombe
    • Abbey
    • Booker, Cressex & Castlefield
    • Ryemead & Micklefield
    • Terriers & Amersham Hill
    • Totteridge & Bowerdean
    • West Wycombe

Use our interactive map to identify wards and boundaries in the county.