Stratford upon Avon’s Parish Review 2012


Notice of Stratford-on-Avon District Area Community Governance (Parish) Review

A Community Governance Review (CGR) is a legal process whereby Councils can create parish councils, review and change parish boundaries and, in extreme cases, abolish parishes.

The Government has emphasised that recommendations made in a review ought to bring about improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and result in more effective and convenient delivery of local services.

It is considered good practice to review every 10-12 years and the last Review was begun in 2001.

Specifically, this Review will consider whether the existing Parish Councils are reflective of the identities and interests of the communities in those areas and are effective and convenient and consider whether it is appropriate for those parish councils to be merged, altered or abolished.

The Review will not automatically mean there will be changes but it will see if there is a case for change.  Stratford on Avon District Council is not seeking a particular solution at this stage.  It wishes to see what your views are and what solutions you feel are right.

The District Council wants to know what local people think about the community governance arrangements for the whole Stratford-on-Avon District area or perhaps just the area in which you live and you are invited to send your views in writing to Darren Whitney, Democratic Services Manager, Stratford on Avon DC Elizabeth House, Church St, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HX or by email to

The deadline for sending your views for the first stage of the Review is 12 September 2012.

The Council will consider all the representations and then publish draft proposals and the reasons behind them.  There will then be a further period of time for people to comment on the draft proposals before the final proposals are agreed.

For more information see Stratford on Avon’s Website: