Issue - meetings

Proposed Community Governance Review - West End Parish Wards

Meeting: 25/11/2013 - Administration Committee (Item 3)

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services that set out the findings of the local community governance review.

 

Earlier in the year, a request was received from West End Parish Council to conduct a review in respect of its warding arrangements. The Parish Council suggested that it would be more accountable if it had more wards but smaller; it was not seeking to change its membership number of 14.

 

The review was publicised in the local press, notice boards and the Council’s website. The Parish Council produced a consultation leaflet which was delivered to every household in the parish. A summary of the consultation responses was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

During discussion, Members were very supportive of the proposals, and agreed that it would benefit the Parish Council and help residents to know who their local councillor was.

 

RESOLVED - 

 

(1)  That the findings of the community governance review in respect of the warding arrangements at West End Parish Council be noted, and residents thanked for their contributions;

 

(2)  That the warding arrangements be revised as per West End Parish Council’s original request and as per paragraph 21 of the report, following no substantially adverse comments received during the consultation; and

 

(3)  That the revised arrangements be progressed so as to take effect from the next elections for West End Parish Council in May 2015.

 

(NOTE: Councillor Clarke declared an interest on this item, remained in the room and spoke and voted.)


Meeting: 11/02/2013 - Administration Committee (Item 3)

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services which advised that a request had been received from West End Parish Council to conduct a community governance review, with an aim of reducing the size / increasing the number of wards within West End Parish Council.

 

Councillor Clarke reported that the proposals had been unanimously supported by the parish council who felt the arrangement would give greater transparency. Residents would be able get to know their councillors and the councillors in return would have more engagement with residents and issues in the area.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That a community governance review be undertaken in respect of the warding arrangements at West End Parish Council.