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Community governance reviews

A community governance review gives the council the opportunity to review and make changes to community governance within their area, whilst ensuring that the recommendations made in the review bring about improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and result in more effective and convenient delivery of local services. Government recommends that it is good practice to conduct a full review at least every 10 to 15 years and keep the area under review in the interim.

The review includes creating, merging or altering parishes in certain areas to ensure they reflect the communities they represent.

South Gloucestershire Council undertook a community governance review which looked at 23 areas and was completed between July 2012 and July 2013. The review included consideration of creating, merging or altering parishes within the review areas to ensure that they reflected the communities they represent.

There were two phases of consultation under the review. Following each phase of consultation a report was presented to the Regulatory Committee for consideration and recommendations. The recommendations of the Regulatory Committee were considered by the full council in May 2013. The changes approved as part of the review will be implemented from the District and Parish elections in May 2015.

Please note: Any personal information supplied will be held by South Gloucestershire Council in accordance with data protection legislation and will only be used for the purpose of these community governance reviews. Personal information will not be published and individuals will not be identified.

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