A CONSULTATION is underway into town and parish boundaries in the district.
Stroud District Council has launched a public consultation into 11 boundaries and needs your views.
It says the aim is to better reflect changes in landscape and population.
The areas under review are:
• Hunts Grove
The review will consider a number of issues including whether to:
• Create a new parish
• Alter the boundary of an existing parish
• Change the number of parish councillors
• Amend parish names or styles
• Group a number of parishes together to form a grouped parish council
An SDC spokesperson said: “We are required to ensure that community governance within the area under review will be reflective of the identities and interests of the community in that area and is effective and convenient.
“In doing so, the Community Governance Review is required to take into account the impact of community governance arrangements on community cohesion and the size, population and boundaries of a community or parish.”
Council leader Catherine Braun said: “The review is currently in the first stage and we welcome all representations from any person or body who may wish to comment or make proposals on any of the areas under review.”
All submissions received will be carefully reviewed and draft proposals for any changes will be published for a further period of consultation between March and April 2023. Final recommendations will be prepared for approval by Council in July 2023. Any changes will come into effect for the local council elections in May 2024.
Have your say at stroud.gov.uk/elections or email with your name, address and views to email@example.com or call 01453 754886
Alternatively write to Community Governance Review, Electoral Services, Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB.
A paper copy of the online survey is available on request.
The initial consultation period runs until January 29 before draft recommendations are published on March 1.
1 March 2023 – 26 April 2023:
The draft recommendations will be consultation on until April 26.
Full council to consider the final recommendations in July and any changes will come into effect in May 2024.