Community Governance Review

We are carrying out a community governance review in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, and other relevant statutory provisions.

The aim of the review is to ensure that the arrangements for community governance across the Borough reflect ‘the identities and interests of the community in the area’ and are ‘effective and convenient’.

Community governance reviews provide the opportunity for principal councils to review and make changes to community governance within their areas. It can be helpful to undertake community governance reviews in circumstances such as where there have been changes in population, or in reaction to specific or local new issues.

The review will have regard to the “Guidance on Community Governance Reviews” issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

The review will be conducted in accordance with the terms of reference contained in this document.