A Community Governance Review is a legal process whereby Councils can consider one or more of the following:
- creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
- the naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
- the electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of election; council size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council and parish warding)
- grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes
The purpose of a community governance review is to secure an arrangement which will bring about improved community engagement, better local democracy and will result in more effective and convenient delivery of local services.
It must take account of the identities and interests of the community in that area and those arrangements for community representation and engagement already in place.
You can have say say on the Community Governance Review for Hampton in Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes.