Community Governance Review
A community governance review provides an opportunity for the Council to review and make changes to community governance within its area. 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 Council.
Who undertakes a Community Governance Review?
As the principal authority, Cheshire West and Chester Council is responsible for undertaking any community governance review within its electoral area.
Current Community Governance Reviews
We are currently undertaking Community Governance Reviews on the below parishes. Ince and Great Boughton have now been completed and their recommendations will be presented to Full Council on 13 December 2018 for approval. Additional consultations on Little Stanney, Bostock and Huntington are taking place.
Concluded Community Governance Reviews
Reviews concluded by 2015.
The Community Governance Reviews of 161 of the 166 civil parishes across the borough were concluded when on 16 October 2014. Council agreed final recommendations for areas not previously agreed and revised final recommendations for others which had been subject to further changes.
Where changes to parish boundaries and governance arrangements were agreed, the Council has now made 67 Reorganisation of Community Governance Orders to give effect to the recommendations from 1 April 2015. Reference copies of each Reorganisation Order and all the agreed final recommendations and decision notices are available to view at the Council’s office at HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NP.
Recent Community Governance Reviews of the unparished areas of Ellesmere Port and Chester
The Community Governance Reviews of the unparished areas of Ellesmere Port and Chester concluded in December 2017. Following the Community Governance Reviews no recommendations for change were made. The details of the consultation and the review are listed below. Reference copies of each Order and all the agreed final recommendations and decision notices are available to view at the Council’s office at HQ, 58 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NP.