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).
To initiate a review the council would need to receive a valid petition which calls for considerations to be made to a parish area. The petition has to be signed by a specific number of electors within the area being considered for the review. Community Governance Reviews are undertaken in accordance with the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. The electoral services team can be contacted for further information.