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UPDATE - Community Governance Review

Published: 10 September 2019

Following an EGM held on 21st August, the Parish Council resolved to print and distribute some information regarding the options put forward by Surrey Heath Borough Council for the current Community Governance Review. It is hoped that residents will find this information useful when considering their response to the consultation. Residents should expect to receive the information leaflet in the post by the end of this week (8th September). It can also be acessed using the link below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If anyone has any queries regarding the information they should contact the Clerk in the Parish Office.

 

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Why is Surrey Heath Borough Council Conducting a Review?

SHBC are conducting a review because they have received a valid petition requesting a Community Governance Review for Windlesham village. The petitioners have requested the action set out in Option 1 below.

What can the Community Governance Review change?

A Community Governance Review can make a number of changes to parish governance when there is clear evidence to do so:
It can make changes to parish areas – including:
  • changes to boundaries between parishes
  • mergers of two or more parishes or even
  • creating a new parish out of part of one or more existing parishes

It can make changes to electoral arrangements within parish areas – including:

  • changes to the number of parish councillors
  • introducing or changing parish warding arrangements

It can accommodate changing the name of a parish

It can accommodate the grouping together of parishes under a common parish council.

Consultation Process

SHBC will be writing to all households in Windlesham Parish area to seek their views on the following options being put forward as part of this review:
  1. Option 1 - To create a new parish in Windlesham and create a new Parish Council covering the area.
  2. Option 2 - To re-instate an equal number of councillors representing each village within the Parish.
  3. Option 3 - To create a new parish ward for North Windlesham and amend the councillor representation in the parish wards to best reflect electoral equality in the parish.
  4. Option 4 - To make no change to the current arrangements.
They will also consult Surrey County Council and elected representatives for the affected area.

 

The Terms of Reference for the Community Governance Review, which provide further details on each of the options proposed, can be reviewed here.

 

If you wish to submit a representation on the Community Governance Review, please write to the address below or email vote@surreyheath.gov.uk
Democratic Services, Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
Camberley
GU15 3HD

Timetable for the Community Governance Review

StageActionTimelineOutline of Action
1Report to full Council24 July 2019
Council determines terms of reference of community governance review
2Publish terms of reference5 August 2019
Council publishes terms of reference and notifies stakeholders of the commencement of the review.
3Initial consultation period on the options set out in the terms of reference 5 August 2019 to 28 October 2019 (12 weeks)
Consultation letters to:
  • every household in Windlesham parish
  • Surrey County Council
  • Borough and County Councillors in the affected area
  • Windlesham Parish Council
  • Borough councillors representing those parishes
  • Local residents’ and amenity groups operating within those parishes
  • Local businesses operating within those parishes
4
Consider responses to initial consultation
29 October 2019 31 December 2019
Consider submissions and prepare draft recommendations for report to Council
5Report to full Council26 February 2020Council to receive details of outcome of initial consultation and consider draft recommendations
6
Publish draft
recommendations
9 March 2020Council publishes draft recommendations for further consultation.
7Further consultation period - draft recommendations
9 March 2020 to
31 May 2020 (12 weeks)
Further consultation letters to:
  • every household in Windlesham parish
  • Surrey County Council
  • Borough and County Councillors in the affected area
  • Windlesham Parish Council
  • Borough councillors representing those parishes
  • Local residents’ and amenity groups operating within those parishes
  • Local businesses operating within those parishes
8Consider responses to further consultation 1 June 2020 to 6 July 2020
Consider further submissions and prepare final recommendations for report to Council
9Report to full Council July 2020Council to receive details of outcome of further consultation and consider final recommendations
10Publish final recommendations31 July 2020Publish final recommendations

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