Community Governance Review
A community governance review (CGR) is a legal process that allows councils to ask the public, parish councils and other interested groups whether they feel their communities are suitably represented.
Councils can consider the following:
- creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
- the naming of parishes and the style of any new parishes
- the electoral arrangements for parishes, i.e. the ordinary year of election, council size, the number of councillors to be elected to the council and parish warding
- grouping of parishes under a common parish council, or the de-grouping of parishes
A community governance review must:
- reflect the identities and interests of communities
- take into account the impact of community governance arrangements on community cohesion and the size, population and boundaries of a local community or parish
Community Governance Review 2018 to 2019
The 2018 to 2019 Community Governance Review has started.
Community Governance Review Terms of Reference (PDF/95.4KB/12 pages) outlines the aims of the CGR, the legislation guiding the process, and the points we view as important.
The CGR will be conducted with reference to:
- part 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007
- relevant national guidance on community governance reviews (PDF/321KB/53 pages
We will publish more information about each stage of the review as it progresses.