Longtown 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 Longtown 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, the Longtown Group Parish Council expressed an interest in separating the parish of Walterstone from the group and instead amalgamating Walterstone with Ewyas Harold Group Parish Council. Following confirmation of these proposals with Longtown Group, the parish council noted that at the parish council meeting on 20 September 2017 it was agreed that while the parish council could not formally request these changes without consulting the residents of Walterstone, but it can confirm that the reasons originally indicated are still relevant.
This initial stage of the review is to find out local views and assess what solutions are the right ones to pursue to a full proposals consultation.
You can view the consultation responses.
|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 22 June 2018|
|Presentation of proposals||22 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|