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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 August, 2018, copy attached as an appendix.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 August, 2018, be approved as a correct record.
To consider the attached report.
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Community Governance Reviews had been introduced through the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and were the successor to Parish Reviews that were carried out in the past. The final approval of any changes was now a matter for the Council rather than central government. However, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England still have the final say on consequential alterations that may be proposed to District wards or County divisions.
A review could be undertaken in respect of the whole or part of the District to consider one or more of the following:
· Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes.
· The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes.
· The electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of election, council size – the number of councillors to be elected to the council and parish warding).
· Grouping of parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes.
Before considering the CGR, the Committee heard statements from a Bierton with Bierton Parish Councillor in support of the proposed Warding arrangements for that Parish, and from the Chairman of the Berryfields Parish Council and the AVDC local Member for the Riverside Ward (which includes the Berryfields Parish area) in support of reducing the number of Parish Councillors for the Berryfields Parish from 12 to 10.
The Committee was informed that AVDC had commenced a CGR following approval of terms of reference by the General Purposes Committee on 9 April, 2018. These had been to consider the following matters:-
(i) Great Brickhill and Soulbury Parishes – to consult with electors in relation to the current boundary between Great Brickhill and Soulbury Parishes which runs along Ivy Lane, to the south of Great Brickhill. This will include consulting with areas about whether they should be included within the GreatBrickhill or Soulbury Parish. The affected properties are:
· Clover Hill.
· The Stables.
· Alders Farm.
(ii) Bierton with Broughton Parish - to consult with electors in the Parish in relation to possible warding arrangements to take account of the Aylesbury East ‘Kingsbrook’ development.
(iii) All Parishes – the number of Parish Councillors.
(iv) All Parishes – any minor boundary alterations. While one representation had been received from Wendover Parish Council during the initial consultation stage in relation to the hamlet of Dunsmore, which is divided between 2 Parish and 2 District Council areas. The Parish Council had been informed that it was not within the scope of the CGR to make any recommendations that would affect a Principal Area Boundary. As such, no draft recommendations had made to be taken forward to draft recommendation stage of the CGR.
The draft recommendations for public consultation had been approved for consultation at the Committee’s meeting on 6 August 2018, which included a second option for the Bierton with Broughton Parish area “To create a new Parish covering the development at Kingsbrook, and the creation of a Parish meeting for Broughton Hamlet.” The Electoral Services Manager had subsequently sent a ... view the full minutes text for item 2.
Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the General Purposes Committee will be held at 2pm on Monday 21 January, 2019.
That the next meeting of the General Purposes Committee would be held at 2pm on Monday 21 January, 2019.