What is a community governance review?

A community governance review looks at the whole or part of an area to consider:

  • The creation, merger, alteration or abolition of parishes
  • The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
  • The electoral arrangements for parishes, such as the ordinary year of election, council size, wards, and numbers of councillors
  • The grouping or de-grouping of parishes

The law allows us to use a review to assess and make changes to community governance within our area.
The government’s website has guidance about carrying out a community governance review.

Thank you all for taking the time to make your views known about the Cheshire East proposals in their Community Governance Review, both in hard copy and through this website. We’ve had a terrific number of responses and many of you have also signed our petitions over recent weeks. We’ve taken note of all your comments, and it’s been a real inspiration to hear about your loyalty to the Parish. Based on what you told us we’ve sent our formal and detailed response to the Borough Council (link below) and the Cheshire East consultation has now closed. The most important consideration is local opinion – CEBC must take into account the views and wishes of residents.

Thanks again for your time and your efforts, and we’ll keep you informed of course as and when we hear anything more.

Response of Somerford Parish Council to the CEBC CGR

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