Community Governance Review (CGR) for Hampton in Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes

On Thursday 12 October 2017, Hampton in Arden Parish Council and Catherine-de-Barnes Residents Association submitted a petition, bearing 253 signatures, requesting that Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council undertake a Community Governance Review. 

The petition proposes that the boundary of Hampton in Arden Parish Council be extended by incorporating the currently unparished area of Catherine-de-Barnes.

The Community Governance Review commenced with the publication of the Terms of Reference on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Final proposals

The Final Proposals consultation ended on Friday 31 August 2018. Solihull MBC did not change the proposals from the draft proposal stage and welcomed any further comment on issues not already addressed as part of the review.

The Council proposed to:

  1. Extend the Hampton in Arden Parish boundary to incorporate polling district BH07 within the Parish (as shown in Map 2 in the Final Proposals document)
  2. Create two wards within the Parish and fix the ward boundary along Friday Lane and Catherine de Barnes Lane (as shown in Map 2 in the final proposals document)
  3. Retain the current name of Hampton in Arden Parish Council and name the two new wards Catherine de Barnes Ward and Hampton in Arden Ward
  4. Increase the number of parish councillors from 9 to 12
  5. Allocate 8 Councillors to represent the Hampton in Arden Ward and 4 Councillors to represent the Catherine de Barnes Ward





The timetable for the review is outlined below:

Action Relevant Date
Petition received Thursday 12 October 2017
Report to Governance Committee
Terms of reference and timetable for review to be approved
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Terms of Reference published and consultation period starts Wednesday 29 November 2017
Last date for representations Sunday 31 December 2017
Draft Proposals are prepared Governance Committee held on Thursday 18 January 2018
Draft Proposals are published for consultation By Wednesday 31 January 2018
Last date for submissions Sunday 15 April 2018
Final Proposals are prepared Governance Committee Wednesday 27 June 2018
Final Proposals are published July 2018
Consultation on final proposals August 2018
Governance Committee makes final recommendation on the review To Governance Committee Monday 24 September 2018
Governance Committee recommendation considered by Council Tuesday 9 October 2018
Council publishes the Reorganisation Order Wednesday 31 October 2018
Any changes become effective Monday 1 April 2019

Please note that the timetable is subject to minor alteration.

What happens next?

The Council’s Governance Committee have considered all of the consultation responses. Full Council are due to consider their recommendations on Tuesday 9 October 2018. Full Council are asked to approve that a Community Governance Reorganisation Order be made giving effect to the above final proposals.

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