Community Governance Review

What is a community governance review?

A community governance review is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes:

  • Altering the boundaries of existing parishes
  • Changing the names of existing parishes
  • Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish
  • Creating or abolishing parish councils
  • The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including the number of councillors and arrangements for parish warding)
  • The grouping or de-grouping of parish councils (and consequential changes to their electoral arrangements)
  • The “style” of a parish (enabling an area to be known as a town, community, neighbourhood or village rather than a parish)