Community Governance Review

 

A Community Governance Review (CGR) is a review carried out by a principal council of the whole or part of its area. The intention is to assess the following:

• The Creation, merging or abolition of parishes. This could also include the naming of parishes.

• The Style of parish (e.g. town / village / community).

• The electoral arrangements for parishes.

A CGR can be initiated by one of the following:

• A petition from electors (minimum number of signatures required depending on the size of electorate).

• A formal request from a local member or a parish council. This would need to be followed by approval from a principal council.

• The council deciding itself due to various factors; for instance a new parish creation following the completion of a significant housing development.

Community Governance Review 2018

Following our 2018 CGR, the Council decided to make a number of changes to parish arrangements, as follows:

• To introduce new warding arrangements for the parish of Bierton-with-Broughton

• To update the number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Bierton-with-Broughton, having regard to the new warding arrangements

• To vary the number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Berryfields from 12 to 10

• To vary the number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Mentmore from 5 to 7

• To vary the number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Pitstone from 10 to 11

A copy of the Aylesbury Vale (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2019 is available here

Community Governance Review 2014

Following our 2014 CGR, the Council decided to make a number of changes to parish arrangements, as follows:

• To create a new parish to include the Berryfields development, to be known as Berryfields Parish Council

• To increase membership of the Stewkley Parish Council from 8 to 9

A copy of the Aylesbury Vale (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2015 is available here