Community Governance Review

A Community Governance Review is an opportunity for local authorities to consult with local people and organisations and to make changes to community governance if necessary.

The council is required to ensure that community governance within the area under review will be:

  • Reflective of the identities and interests of the community in that area; and
  • Is effective and convenient.

A Community Governance Review can be a review of the whole or part of the district council area to 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), and
  • Grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes.