What is a Community Governance Review?
A Community Governance Review is a review 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 elections; council size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council, and parish warding)
- grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes
A community governance review provides an opportunity for principal authorities to review and make changes to community governance within their area as determined under part 4 of the Local Government Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. Such reviews can be undertaken in response to demographic changes such as a rise in population as a result of significant new housing development or can be prompted through the presentation of a petition to the principal council.
Regardless of the trigger, the objective of any review is to ensure that local governance continues to be effective and convenient and that it reflects the identities and interests of local communities. The recommendations arising from any community governance review should deliver improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and result in more efficient delivery of local services.
Current Community Governance Reviews
There are currently no reviews in progress.
Recently Completed Community Governance Reviews
Matlock, Darley Dale and South Darley Parishes (District Council Wards of Darley Dale, Matlock West and Matlock East and Tansley)