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Community Governance Review

A Community Governance Review

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

These terms of reference incorporate the review being undertaken following the receipt of a petition from electors of the Wickford area for the creation of a new parish and the subsequent arrangements for a parish council to be formed.

The Scope of the Review

The scope will be a full community governance across the whole area of the Basildon Borough. The review will consider

  • a) whether any parishes should be constituted/established
  • b) whether any existing parishes should or should not be abolished or whether the area of existing parishes should be altered, and
  • c) what the electoral arrangements for new or existing parishes, which are to have parish councils, should be.

Electoral arrangements include:

  • i. The name of such new parish
  • ii. Ordinary year of election - the year in which ordinary elections of town and parish councillors are held
  • iii. Council size - the number of councillors to be elected to the parish council
  • iv. Parish warding - whether the parish 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

It may also make recommendations about:

  • a) the grouping or degrouping of parishes
  • b) adding parishes to an existing group of parishes

No matters will be out of scope

Current Parishes and Proposed Wickford Parish Map

Further Information

Please see the below link to the Government's Guidance on Community Governance Reviews

If you would like to make representations in connection with the review or if you have any queries, please contact us using the options below:

Email to:

Post to:

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

Before making any proposals on the basis for further consultation as set out in the terms of reference, the Council will take account of any representations received. The Council will notify each consultee and any other persons or bodies who have made written representations of the outcome of the review.

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