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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 can include creating, merging or altering parishes in certain areas to ensure they reflect the communities they represent.

The 2021 Community Governance Review

The council has commenced a review in some parts of South Gloucestershire. The review will consider if new parish or town areas should be set up in some parts of the district and making alterations in other areas to ensure that arrangements reflect the communities they represent.

The terms of reference for the review have been published.

The first stage of consultation in the following areas has ended:

  • Charlton Hayes
  • Kingswood
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
  • Oldbury on Severn Parish Council
  • Tytherington Parish Council
  • Westerleigh Parish Council
  • Wickwar Parish Council

The Regulatory Committee considered consultation responses at its February 2022 meeting, made recommendations in relation to review areas and agreed a second phase of consultation in some areas. You can read the report to the committee.

A second phase of consultation will be undertaken in the following areas:

  • Charlton Hayes
  • Kingswood
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick

Consultation will take place on the remaining areas included within the terms of reference for the review alongside the second phase of consultation in areas where new parish or town councils are being created. This page will be updated to include links to the consultation pages when they are live.

A frequently asked questions document is available.

Following the final stage of consultation the Regulatory Committee will consider a report and recommendations.

Final recommendations of the Regulatory Committee will be considered by Full Council in October 2022. Any changes approved as part of the review will be implemented from the District and Parish elections in May 2023.

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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