Community Governance Reviews (CGR)

A Community Governance Review (CGR) is a review of the whole or part of a 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.
• Electoral arrangements for parishes - size of council, number of councillors and parish warding.
• Grouping parishes under a common parish council, or de-grouping parishes.

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, sets down the principal legal framework within which councils must undertake these reviews.

CGR of Barwick Parish Council

A request has been received from Barwick Parish Council requesting an increase in the number of Parish Councillors from 10 to 12 and to change the name of Barwick Parish Council to Barwick and Stoford Parish Council. An initial consultation with people living in the parish and interested groups is due to be completed by early March 2018.

Reports and other documents for the Barwick Community Governance Review

CGR of Brympton Parish Council

South Somerset District Council agreed at its meeting on 23 February 2017:

“To accept the vote from the people of Brympton to agree to increase the number of Parish Councillors to twelve”.

A Reorganisation Order will now be made to implement the review.

Reports and other documents for the Brympton Community Governance Review

CGR of Yeovilton Parish Council

South Somerset District Council agreed at its meeting on 17 November 2016:

“To accept the majority vote from the people of Yeovilton to agree to increase the number of Parish Councillors to seven”.

A Reorganisation Order will now be made to implement the review.

Reports and other documents for the Yeovilton Community Governance Review

CGR of Lopen Parish Council

South Somerset District Council at its meeting on 15 January 2015:-

"To accept the majority from the people of Lopen and to agree to increase the number of Parish Councillors from five to seven".

Reports and other documents for the Lopen Community Governance Review

CGR of South Cadbury Council

South Somerset District Council agreed at its meeting on 15th March 2012:-

"To accept the majority vote from the people of South Cadbury and Sutton Montis and to agree to increase the number of Parish Councillors to 7 and amend the name of the Parish Council to South Cadbury and Sutton Montis Parish Council".

Reports and other documents for the South Cadbury Community Governance Review

CGR of Stoke Trister with Bayford and Pen Selwood Parish Councils

South Somerset District Council agreed at its meeting on 15th March 2012:-

"To accept the vote from the people of Stoke Trister with Bayford and Pen Selwood Parish Councils and to agree the proposal to alter the boundary between the two parishes".

Reports and other documents for the Stoke Trister with Bayford and Pen Selwood Community Governance Review

CGR of Langport Town Council and Huish Episcopi Parish Council

South Somerset District Council agreed at its meeting on 20th January 2011:

"That no Reorganisation Order be made to establish a single Town Council serving both Langport and Huish Episcopi:".

Reports and other documents for the Langport and Huish Episcopi Community Governance Review