Community Governance Reviews

A Community Governance Review 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.

Community Governance Review of Brympton Parish Council

A request was received in late spring from Brympton Parish Council requesting that the District Council conduct a consultation (Community Governance Review) of all the electors and local interested groups to ask if they would support the increase in the number of Parish Councillors from 11 to 12 Councillors. Initial consultation within the parish is anticipated to take place in September or October 2016.

Reports and other documents for the Brympton Community Governance Review

Community Governance Review of Yeovilton Parish Council

A request was received in Summer 2015 from Yeovilton Parish Council requesting that the District Council conduct a consultation (Community Governance Review) of all the electors and local interested groups to ask if they would support the increase in the number of Parish Councillors from 5 to 7 Councillors. Initial consultation within the parish is anticipated to take place in May or June 2016.

Reports and other documents for the Yeovilton Community Governance Review

Community Governance Review of Lopen Parish Council

A request was received in May 2014 from Lopen Parish Council requesting that the District Council conduct a consultation (Community Governance Review) of all the electors and local interested groups to ask if they would support the increase in the number of Parish Councillors from 5 to 7 Councillors. Consultation within the parish has now taken place and 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".

A Reorganisation Order will now be drawn up to give effect to this recommendation.

Reports and other documents for the Lopen Community Governance Review

Community Governance Review of South Cadbury Council

A request was received from South Cadbury Parish Council requesting that the District Council conduct a consultation (Community Governance Review) of all the electors and local interested groups to ask if they would support the increase in the number of Parish Councillors from 5 to 7 Councillors and amend the name of the Parish Council to include the village of Sutton Montis. Consultation within the parish has now taken place and 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".

A Reorganisation Order will now be drawn up to give effect to this recommendation.

Reports and other documents for the South Cadbury Community Governance Review

Community Governance Review of Stoke Trister with Bayford and Pen Selwood Parish Councils

A request was received from Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council in May 2011, requesting that the District Council conduct a consultation (Community Governance Review) of all the electors and local interested groups to ask if they would be agreeable to alter the boundary between themselves and Pen Selwood Parish Council to bring the whole of Leigh Common within the boundary of Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council. Consultation within the parishes has now taken place and 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".

A Reorganisation Order will now be drawn up to give effect to this recommendation.

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

Community Governance Review of Langport Town Council and Huish Episcopi Parish Council

A request was received from Langport Town Council in June 2010, to review the governance arrangements of the parishes of Langport and Huish Episcopi. Consultation within the parishes has now taken place and 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