Community Governance Reviews

A community governance review (also sometimes known as a Parish Review) enables the district council to review and put in place or make changes to community governance systems and structures – for example by creating, merging, abolishing or changing parish or town councils in the review area – or plan to revise parish or town boundaries. A review can also seek to increase or decrease the number of Councillors on a Parish or Town Council.

The aim of a review is to bring about improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and more effective and convenient delivery of local services. Community governance reviews can be initiated in one of three ways:

  1. By the district council.
  2. By a request of a parish council and this is supported by the district council.
  3. By a local petition requesting a Community Governance Review.

Further details are available from the Council's Democratic Services team, which can be contacted on 01789 260210.

Contact: The Democratic Services team

Last updated on 18/05/2023