Decision details

Community Governance Reviews

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider requests from Parish Councils to commence Community Governance Reviews of council size and other electoral arrangements.


The Electoral Services Manager submitted a report which sought members to agree to undertake Community Governance Reviews, as requested by the relevant parish councils, and to set up a Working Group to manage the processes.


Councillor J Ellis moved the recommendations within the report, this was seconded by Councillor A Smith.


A vote was taken – 45 votes in favour, 0 against and 2 abstentions. The motion was carried.






1.  The Council carries out Community Governance Reviews of the following parish areas:






2.  The Terms of Reference for the Community Governance Reviews, as set out at Appendix A to the report, be agreed


3.  The Terms of Reference for the current Workington Community Governance Review be amended as set out at Appendix B to the report, to include an option to consider proposals for the Winscales parish area


4.  A Community Governance Review Working Party consisting of the Allerdale councillors for the parish areas of Broughton, Embleton, Keswick and Winscales be established to co-ordinate the reviews and to make final recommendations to Council.


Report author: Lindsay Tomlinson

Publication date: 08/03/2018

Date of decision: 07/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2018 - Council

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