Community Governance Review 2013
Stage One has now been completed.
This was the first of two consultation stages. Stage
Two is when all comments are considered and draft recommendations
Everyone can have a further say during
Stage Three, which starts at the end of July 2013.
Look out for further information on this
Review of South Lakeland Parishes
South Lakeland District Council is undertaking a Community
Governance Review (CGR) of all parishes within the District during
This Review formally commenced Stage One on
Tuesday 5 February 2013.
The formal Notice of the
Review has been published and a poster will be displayed around the
Asked Questions are available which may help you in respect of
What is a Community Governance Review (CGR)?
These reviews were previously called Parish
Reviews. The Local Government & Public Involvement in
Health Act 2007 moved the responsibility for these reviews to
principal councils with a requirement that they be held every 10-15
years or so.
CGRs enable us to review and make changes to
community governance systems and structures, e.g. by merging
councils or changing the number of councillors on a parish
They allow us to ask the public, parish
councils and any interested group, whether they feel their
communities are suitably represented.
This Review will be conducted with reference
4 of the Local Government & Public Involvement in Health Act
2007 and the relevant
national guidance provided.
Why are we doing a CGR?
It is well over 15 years since a review of
this kind was undertaken in South Lakeland, although changes have
been made to parishes over the years following requests from
specific parish councils.
As we have a duty to carry out these reviews,
it was thought timely to undertake one this year.
The Review will look at all parishes within
South Lakeland with a view to ensuring that they:-
- provide effective and convenient local
- reflect the identity and interests of their
Terms of Reference were agreed by Full Council and published on
The Review will formally commence on 5
February 2013 with Stage One and must be completed within one
year. The Timetable
shows the various stages of the Review and relevant dates.
Any changes to these dates will be publicised on this webpage.
Stage One allows all those interested to
submit comments on their parish. A list of possible
questions has been provided to help you with your comments.
You can take part in the consultation online.
A paper copy of the questionnaire is available
upon request or from reception at South Lakeland House or Ulverston
Research & Information
Information has already been compiled on the
parish councils within South Lakeland and two documents
created. One shows the number of
councillors and electorate and the other the results
of recent scheduled elections, i.e. whether they were contested
or not. Also provided is the five year electorate forcast for
each parish and accompanying text.
Further information will be provided during
the Review process.
Documents currently available
Appendix 1 -
2 - Electorate and Number of Councillors
Appendix 3 -
Electorate Forecast - Text
Appendix 3 -
Recent Election Results
Questions to Ask
Would you like to comment on your parish?
Stage One has now been completed. This
was the first of two consultation stages. Stage Two is when
all comments are considered and draft recommendations produced.
Everyone can have a further say
during Stage Three, which starts at the end of July
consultation facility will be available once again then,
or you can comment by completing a paper questionnaire which is
available from Reception at South Lakeland House or Ulverston Town
Hall or by contacting Electoral Services as below:-
Community Governance Review
c/o Electoral Services
South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland House
Or by email:- email@example.com or
call 0845 050 4434 and ask for Electoral Services.
Further information will be provided on this
page during the Review process.
If you need any information or have any
comments to make on this services please Phone: 0845 050 4434 or