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Community Governance Reviews

Community Governance Reviews cover the following topics:

  • Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes;
  • The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes;
  • The electoral arrangements for parishes (creating a council, the number of councillors to be elected to a council, and parish warding);
  • Consequential matters (the knock-on effects on borough wards, dealing with fixed and monetary assets, resolving issues relating to employees of the existing parishes, and setting a precept for a new parish).

The council has received a valid petition which calls for the consideration of adding an area known as The Fisheries to the parish of Bray. The petition was signed by 802 local government electors of Bray Parish and The Fisheries. The council has now formally resolved to undertake a Community Governance Review of Bray Parish in accordance with the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

At its meeting of Tuesday 15 December 2015, the council agreed its Terms of Reference which sets out how the review will be conducted.

The council published its draft proposals in June.

The Final Recommendations for the changes to Bray Parish and maps showing current and future changes have now been agreed.