Bishopstone Group community governance review
A community governance review is carried out to consider arrangements for parish councils such as creating, merging, altering or abolishing parish councils, changing a parish council's boundary or the naming of parish councils and their electoral arrangements.
This round of community governance reviews has now been concluded. You can read and listen to the council's decision to agree the recommendations.
Why are we proposing a community governance review for Bishopstone Group Parish Council?
As part of a county wide consultation with parishes in 2016, a number of parishes came forward to highlight that they wished to either increase or decrease the number of seats on their parish council.
During that consultation, Bishopstone Group Parish Council indicated that they wished to remove the three seats which remained vacant following the elections in May 2015. Current and proposed arrangements would involve relatively low numbers of electors for every councillor on the parish council.
However, in a subsequent follow up consultation undertaken in the last two months, Bishopstone Group have now indicated that they no longer wish to remove the three seats which remained vacant following the elections in May 2015.
They would, however, like to take part in the community governance review to move a boundary on the north side of the A438 at Sugwas Pool, Swainshill, and Sugwas parish.
|Terms of reference presented to Council||13 October 2017|
|Publish terms of reference||11 December|
|Initial consultation period||11 December 2017 to 1 February 2018|
|Consultation phase 1||1 February to 6 April 2018|
|Prepare draft proposals and recommendations||6 April to 10 May 2018|
|Consultation phase 2: Draft proposals and recommendations||11 May to 29 June 2018|
|Presentation of proposals||29 June to 1 July 2018|
|Prepare final proposals||2 July to 31 July 2018|
|Internal consultation and sign-off report||August/September 2018|
|Report to Council||Report published five days before Council, October 2018|
|If required - organisation of Community Governance Order||To be advised|