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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 each review area will begin during October 2021.

Following this the Regulatory Committee will consider a report for consideration and recommendations. Some review areas may then be included within a second phase of consultation.

Final recommendations of the Regulatory Committee will be considered by Full Council in July 2021. Any changes approved as part of the review will be implemented from the District and Parish elections in May 2023.

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 Personal information will not be published and individuals will not be identified.

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