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Community Governance Review

Review update

The review has now been completed and at on 17 December 2013 the Council agreed the Community Governance Review final recommendations (PDF/452KB/74 pages).

Minutes approving the changes of the Community Governance Review are also available to view.

The first Order (PDF/52KB/2 pages) changed the year of scheduled elections for Natland Parish Council to 2014 to coincide with the corresponding district ward.

The second Order has been drafted and will be made in due course.

To request any information concerning this review, please contact Electoral Services..

Community Governance Review (CGR)

These reviews were previously called Parish Reviews. The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 moved the responsibility for these reviews to principal councils with a requirement that they be held every 10 to 15 years.

CGRs enable us to review and make changes to community governance systems and structures eg by merging councils or changing the number of councillors on a parish council.

They allow us to ask the public, parish councils and any interested group whether they feel their communities are suitably represented.

The 2013 Review was conducted with reference to Part 4 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and the relevant national guidance on community governance reviews (PDF/321KB/53 pages).

Comment on your parish

Please contact Electoral Services on the details below.