This year, there have been 193 more applications for primary school places in Buckinghamshire. A total of 6,353 applied for places on-time, significantly more than last year's figure of 6160.
The Government has appointed a new independent chair to head up Buckinghamshire's Children's Services Improvement Board.
David Lidington has received an encouraging letter from Lloyds Bank, Wendover, concerning the review of opening hours.
As the County Council's current £25 million investment programme to improve roads begins, the focus is firmly on taking steps to achieve the best possible value for money for over 200 separate schemes planned for the coming year.
Five parishes in the Risborough area became the first consortium to sign a deal to take over responsibility for a raft of County Council jobs, such as grass cutting, road sign cleaning, weeding and hedge trimming.
Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed Hugh Peart as its new Head of Legal to succeed Anne Davies, who is retiring.
Residents in Buckinghamshire and Surrey will be better protected from scams and rip-offs with the launch next month of a joint trading standards service covering both counties.
Residents in the Amersham area will get an extra vote this year - but not to elect politicians. Their votes will decide which community projects they want funded.
Residents are being asked for their feedback on proposed revisions to library opening hours in a six-week consultation launched today (Monday, March 2).
A government campaign reminding people taking medicines to check with their doctor or pharmacist before getting behind the wheel, has been welcomed by Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport.