Phase Two of the Community Governance Review for Greenham Parish 2022
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On 29 September 2020, Greenham Parish Council (GPC) submitted a written request for West Berkshire Council (WBC), to conduct a Community Governance Review (CGR). A CGR is a legal process whereby the local authority (in this case WBC) will consult with those living in the area, and other interested parties, e.g. businesses, schools, local churches etc., on the most suitable ways of representing the people in the parishes identified in the CGR.
As a result of this we carried out a consultation with residents and other interested parties, on four proposals for the governance arrangements for the parish, from 19 May to 4 July 2022.
You can view the Phase One proposals and the outcome of the consultation on our Consultation and Engagement Hub.
What we are proposing
At their meeting on 25 July 2022, the Governance and Ethics Committee approved the following three recommendations, for proposed amendments to the governance arrangements for Greenham Parish, to be published for consideration, during a six-week Phase Two consultation:
- Split Common ward (GB1) into two wards, with the current Racecourse development (GB2) area, becoming a separate 'Racecourse ward'.
- Reincorporate Sandleford ward (GB3) back into Common ward (GB1). This can be re-split into two separate wards, at such time as there are sufficient electors to warrant such a separation.
- Allocate the five parish council seats currently allocated to Sandleford ward, to the proposed new Racecourse ward (GB2).
Map of the Greenham polling district
How to take part
If you'd like to comment on the draft recommendation, either email GPCParishReview@westberks.gov.uk or post your representation to Electoral Services, GPC Parish Review, West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5LD by midnight Friday 9 September 2022.
Should you require any further information regarding the review, please contact Clare Ockwell (Electoral Services and Land Charges Manager), or Anita Stanbury (Project Manager Digital Democracy) at GPCParishReview@westberks.gov.uk or call 01635 551111.
What happens next
All feedback will be taken into account, and should there be no substantive amendments required, a final recommendation report will be submitted to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) before 1 October 2022.
Should the LGBCE give formal consent to the proposed changes, then the recommendations will be considered for approval at Full Council meeting to be held on 1 December 2022.
Depending on the outcome and recommendations from the LGBCE, and subsequent ratification by Council, we will make and publish the Community Governance Order in December 2022, with the Order taking effect from the next scheduled parish elections in May 2023.