Community Governance Review 2021

Introduction

Test Valley Borough Council agreed at its meeting on 1 September 2021 to undertake a community governance review pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, and other relevant statutory provisions in response to Romsey Town Council’s resolution to request a review of its boundaries.  The request is to extend the Romsey Town’s area to include the full extent of the three Romsey Borough Wards of Romsey Abbey, Romsey Cupernham and Romsey Tadburn.

The review will have regard to the “Guidance on Community Governance Reviews” issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The aim of the review is to ensure that the arrangements for community governance across the area for review reflect ‘the identities and interests of the community in the area’ and are ‘effective and convenient’.

The review will be conducted in accordance with the terms of reference contained in part twelve.