A series of public meetings are to be held as part of the consultation process on proposals to amend a number of parish boundaries across Wiltshire.
Wiltshire Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review (CGR) at the request of a number of parish and town councils. This is a review of parish boundaries and in some cases also the number of seats on a parish council.
The draft recommendations for consultation relate to parish boundaries around Melksham, Trowbridge, Hilperton, Salisbury, Calne, Corsham and Box, Lyneham and Clyffe Pypard, Bishopstrow, Nomansland (Redlynch and Landford) and Devizes.
Stuart Wheeler, cabinet member with responsibility for governance, said: “A CGR must reflect the identities and interests of the communities in that area and also help to enable effective and convenient local government. Consequently, this review will take into account the impact of community governance arrangements on community cohesion, and the size, population and boundaries of a local community or parish.”
A series of public meetings have been arranged during October for the larger parishes affected, at which members of the public will be given the opportunity to make their opinions heard. In areas where only a few homes are affected, individual letters have been sent to residents outlining details of how they can take part in the consultation.
A working group containing a representative of each political group on the council has been appointed to carry out the review and to make recommendations to the council in due course. Other members may also attend where an item specifically affects their electoral division.
For full details of the consultation, visit http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/council/communitygovernancereview2015.htm
Please confirm by email if you are planning to attend one of the meetings via firstname.lastname@example.org
Public meetings will be held for the larger schemes as follows:
|Scheme||Date & Time||Venue|
|Devizes and surrounding parishes||Monday 12 October 2015
|Ceres Hall, Corn Exchange
|Trowbridge and surrounding parishes||Tuesday 13 October 2015
|Atrium, County hall, Trowbridge|
|Corsham and Box||Wednesday 14 October 2015
|Springfield Campus, Corsham|
|Salisbury and surrounding areas||Thursday 15 October 2015
|Salisbury City Hall|
|Melksham and Melksham Without||Tuesday 20 October 2015
|Melksham Oak School|
|Wednesday 21 October 2015
|Melksham Assembly Rooms|