About Us

Who are Bucks ALC?

The County Association is based at the County Offices in Aylesbury and is a long standing member of the National Association of Local Councils.  The team is led by Mel Woof together with Lorraine Morton who manages our events and communications. We are experienced in Town and Parish matters serving currently, or historically, as clerks, councillors and chairing of councils. As a not for profit organisation, we provide daily support on procedural elements and statutory regulations and provide educational and training services to both councillors and officers. We are the official contact point for Loan Applications to the Public Works Loan Board.    Further services include the facilitation of communications across County, District and Local councils plus arbitration at meetings and bespoke onsite training.

As a membership association we are unable to deal with queries from the public, but we are happy to make general information available through this website.

BMKALC would like to acknowledge local photographers and organisations who have kindly allowed us to use their artwork. Contact us for any information.

The Executive Board

The BMKALC Executive Board represent it’s member councils. Elected through nomination, the Board meets four times a year with the AGM in November.  The Board manages, controls and administers the finances, policies and actions of the County Association Office.


Countess Elizabeth Howe

Vice Presidents

Cllr Sandy Saunders
Beaconsfield Town Council
Mr Michael Foote
Mr Paul Nicholls

Executive Committee

Chair– Cllr Des Bray
Chalfont St Giles Parish Council
Vice-Chair – Cllr Paul Harvey
West Bletchley Parish Council
Honorary Treasurer - Cllr Isobel Darby
Chalfont St Peter Parish Council

Board Members

Cllr Andy Cobden
Wooburn & Bourne End Parish Council
Cllr Barbara Moore
West Bletchley Parish Council
Cllr Caroline Jones
Amersham Town Council
Cllr David Brackin
Fulmer Parish Council
Cllr Jeff Herschel
Chepping Wycombe
Cllr John Gilbey
Great Horwood Parish Council
Cllr John Riches
Middle Claydon Parish Council
Cllr Jon Harvey
Buckingham Town Council
Cllr Mandy Taylor
Walton Community Council
Cllr Marilyn Heath
Denham Parish Council
Cllr Nick Rose
The Lees
Cllr Phil Ayles
Castlethorpe Parish Council
Cllr Phil Winsor
Newport Pagnell Town Council
Cllr Roy Van De Poll
Winslow Town Council
Cllr Ruth McMillan
Woughton Community Council
Cllr Sharon Williams
Denham Parish Council
Cllr Simon Kearey (MBE)
Hughenden Parish Council
Cllr Sue Smith
Woughton Community Council
Cllr Veronica Belcher
West Bletchley Parish Council
Ms Rachael Webb
LLACC ( London Luton Airport Consultative Committee )