Stroud District Council – Community Governance Review

A  review of parish and town councils being carried out by SDC to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way, including

altering the boundaries of existing parishes;

changing the names of existing parishes;

creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;

altering the electoral arrangements for parish councils (including the number 
of Councillors and arrangements for parish warding);

the grouping or de-grouping of parish councils (and consequential 
changes to their electoral arrangements.

SDC is carrying out a  Community Governance Review is the process used to consider whether existing parish arrangements should be changed in any way. This includes:

  • Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;
  • Changing the names of existing parishes;
  • Creating a new parish or abolishing an existing parish;
  • Creating or abolishing parish councils;
  • The electoral arrangements for parish councils (including the number of councillors and arrangements for parish warding);
  • The grouping or de-grouping or parish councils (and consequential changes to their electoral arrangements);
  • The ‘style’ of a parish (enabling an area to be known as a town, community, neighbourhood or village rather than a parish)

Further information on this can be found on Stroud District Council website:

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/community-governance-review

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