Kingswood Town Council Consultation

KINGSWOOD – Town Council Consultation

The Council are carrying out a review of the way decisions are made on local issues in your area and want to hear your views. We want to know if you would like a Town Council created to represent the interests of Kingswood.

Why are we carrying out the review?

The area where you live is currently unparished - there is no town or parish council in place.  Arrangements in the unparished area were last reviewed in 2012.  Kingswood has seen considerable change in this time, with work starting on the regeneration of the historic town centre, including the ongoing Whitfield Tabernacle restoration and the recent Masterplan consultation. This review considers how we can maintain this positive momentum in the town.

What is a Town Council?

  • Parish and Town councils are the most local form of government and are democratically elected representatives of a distinct local community.
  • Parish and Town Councils have statutory powers which may be complimentary to those provided by South Gloucestershire Council.
  • They focus on very local issues and concerns.

 

How will the review impact me?

If a new town council was created for Kingswood this could result in the following changes:

  • A stronger voice on what happens in Kingswood, such as planning applications and the management of public spaces
  • Greater control over the look and feel of your area, for instance adding additional seating and bins in public spaces
  • Better reporting on value for money – the parish council will have to report to you on local spending and how they have delivered what you asked for
  • You can view a map of the proposed area by clicked here.

 

How to have your say

We would like to know what you think.

The consultation is open for 12 weeks from 15th October 2021 to 7th January 2022.

A copy of the consultation leaflet is being sent to each household in your area explaining the purpose of the consultation and the options we are consulting on. You can complete and return the survey enclosed with the leaflet to Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW.

You can read about the consultation by downloading the consultation document.

Click here to download the consultation document.

Read or download a copy of our frequently asked questions document here.

You can also respond to the consultation by:

 

Events

You can also attend one of our events at Kingschase Shopping Centre and meet South Gloucestershire officers and discuss the proposals. These will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday 25th November 2021, 10am to 5pm
  • Friday 26th November 2021, 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 27th November 2021, 2pm to 5pm
  • Monday 29th November 2021, 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 30th November 2021, 10am to 5pm

 

Please submit your completed surveys by the closing date of Friday 7th January 2022.

Timeline

  • Opened
    15 Oct 2021 at 11:00
  • Closes
    7 Jan 2022 at 23:59

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Democracy and participation
Geographical area
  • Kingswood
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