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Community Governance review

We are conducting a Community Governance Review. This is the process for a district council to make changes to parish areas, usually at the request of parishes.

We have to publish details of the areas that will be looked at during the review, called the pdf Terms of Reference (77kb).

Consultation on recommendations - Upper Heyford

Residents of Upper Heyford will shortly be receiving a pdf second consultation letter (1.2Mb) about the separation of the existing parish. This letter has been sent out via Royal Mail and will be addressed to 'The Occupier'.

This letter gives the results of the first consultation held earlier in the year, and the recommendations of Cherwell District Council. It includes a reply slip and envelope so that you can tell us what you think of the recommendations.

If you would prefer to reply to this consultation electronically then you can complete an online version of the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Upper_Heyford_Part_Two

All responses to this consultation must be received by Friday 8 September 2017. The online survey will close at 11:59pm on the same day.

Consultation on recommendations - Fritwell, Stratton Audley, Tadmarton, Weston-on-the-Green and Yarnton Parish Councils

As part of the Community Governance Review, five parish councils - Fritwell, Stratton Audley, Tadmarton, Weston-on-the-Green and Yarnton Parish Councils requested that their number of parish councillors be reviewed.

Cherwell District Council has considered each of the requests, and made recommendations as detailed in the pdf consultation document (215kb). All of the parish councils concerned, and anybody who is interested, now has the opportunity to comment on the recommendations.

If you would like to reply to this consultation electronically then you can complete an online version of the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CGR_Parish_Councillors_numbers_consultation

All responses to this consultation must be received by Friday 8 September 2017. The online survey will close at 11:59pm on the same day.

Timetable change

Following the decision of the Prime Minister to call a Parliamentary General Election, the decision was taken to amend part of the timetable for the Community Governance Review.

At the Annual Council meeting on 16 May 2017, Councillors agreed to the following change:

Report to Council with recommendations - originally scheduled for 16 May. Now scheduled for 17 July

Consultation on recommendations - originally scheduled for 19 June to 4 August. Now scheduled for 31 July to 8 September

Working group meeting to discuss consultation responses - originally scheduled for between 21 August and 8 September. Now scheduled for w/c 11 September

The second consultation will see a further document being sent to all properties in Upper Heyford, giving details of the results from the first consultation and the recommendations from the Council.

The second consultation will also include details of the parishes who have requested an increase or reduction in numbers of parish councillors. 

If you have any questions about the Terms of Reference, or the review process, please email the Democratic and Elections team at democracy@Cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk or telephone 01295 221534.

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