Community Governance Review

Test Valley Borough Council is carrying out a community governance review.

The aim of the review is to ensure that community governance (i.e. parish) arrangements in Test Valley reflect the identities and interests of the borough’s communities, and are effective and convenient. In order to achieve this, we are seeking the views of local people.

The review will be conducted in accordance with the terms of reference, which were agreed by Full Council on 8 November 2017. The terms of reference are available to download under Part twelve: Useful documents.

The first round of consultation has now closed. All of the responses that were received during this round of consultation can be found under Part twelve: Useful documents.

The consultation responses will now be used to formulate a full set of draft recommendations. The second period of consultation will open on 4 May 2018 following the publication of the draft recommendations.

Provisional timetable for the review

The timetable below outlines the main stages of the review (please note that these dates may be subject to slight alteration).



First period of consultation 13 November 2017 – 29 January 2018 (11 weeks)

Publication of draft recommendations

4 May 2018

Second period of consultation

4 May – 6 July 2018 (8 weeks)

Final recommendations to full Council

September 2018

Preparation of community governance order (if required)

September 2018

Publication of recommendations (official end of review)

October 2018