Community Governance Review
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are carrying out a Community Governance Review of parishes, towns, and unparished areas in the districts.
Find below the updated terms of reference for the Community Governance Reviews:
The terms of reference are also available for inspection by appointment at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX.
What is a Community Governance Review?
A Community Governance Review is a statutory process to review the whole 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 (i.e. the ordinary year of election; council size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council, parish warding)
- Grouping new or existing parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping existing parishes
|Report to Full Council||March 2022||Council approves the principle of the Community Governance Review and it terms of reference|
|Publish terms of reference||30th March 2022||Publish terms of reference and notify stakeholders of the commencement of the Review|
|Prepare draft consultation document and invite initial submissions||April to May 2022||
Initial submissions invited from:
|Deadline for initial submissions||27th May 2022|
|Consider submissions||May to June 2022||Consider any submissions received by the elections team and prepare a report with informed draft recommendations|
|Publish draft recommendations||October 2022|
|Make final recommendations||December 2022||Consider any further final submissions and prepare a report with the final recommendations|
|Publish final recommendations||February 2023|
Copies of published orders are available for inspection by appointment at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX.