Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 Community Governance Review

In 2014/15 South Oxfordshire District Council carried out a Community Governance Review (CGR) - a review of parish council arrangements in the district under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.

The review was carried out in accordance with the guidance on community governance reviews issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) in April 2008 (“the guidance”).

Why did we carry out the review?

It is good practice for councils to undertake CGRs every 10-15 years. The LGBCE has also recently completed a review of district warding arrangements, which has resulted in widespread changes some of which cut across existing parish boundaries. For these reasons the council considered it timely to carry out a CGR so that any changes could be implemented prior to the May 2015 elections.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference (95.4 KB) PDF set out the changes and the criteria were used to make decisions.

The South Oxfordshire District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2015

Following a Community Governance Review, The South Oxfordshire District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2015 was made on 18 February 2015. This Order came into force on 1 April 2015. 

This Order gave effect to recommendations made by South Oxfordshire District Council for the alteration of parish arrangements as set out in the schedule of changes This link will take you to an external website... .

You can view the order and maps here.

Should you require any further information or need clarification on the review process, please contact:

Steven Corrigan
Democratic Services Manager
Email: steven.corrigan@southandvale.gov.uk

(or use the details in the Contacts section of this page)

Last reviewed: 11 - 05 - 2015

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