A community governance review is a review of Local (town, parish and village) Councils

The terms of reference for the Community Governance Review that is currently being undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 are available to view below.

The Scope of the Review

The review is being undertaken to consider the electoral arrangements of existing Local (town, parish and village) councils in the Basildon Borough and whether these arrangements remain appropriate and fit for purpose. This includes:

  • ordinary year of election - the year in which ordinary elections of local councillors are held
  • council size - the number of councillors to be elected to each council
  • parish warding - whether local councils should be divided into wards for the purpose of electing councillors. This includes considering the number and boundaries of any such wards, the number of councillors to be elected for any such ward and the name of any such ward

All other matters that may be considered as part of a community governance review are out of the scope of this review and will therefore not be considered.

Representations invited on the Community Governance Review Proposals

At a meeting held on 11th October 2018, the Council's Policy Oversight and Strategy Committee considered a report on the first consultation period in respect of the Community Governance Review (CGR) of Local (town, parish and village) Councils electoral arrangements, which included responses received during that period.

The Committee has now approved the following Community Governance Review Proposal documents for the next stage of public consultation that commences on 1st November and runs until 31st December 2018.

Please send your written representations on the above proposal documents by:

Email to: elections@basildon.gov.uk

Post to:

Community Governance Review
Electoral Services
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square
SS14 1DL

Before making any recommendations on its proposals  the Council will take account of any representations received. The Council will then notify each consultee and any other persons or bodies who have made written representations of the outcome of the review.