Oldbury on Severn - parish council consultation

OLDBURY ON SEVERN – Parish Council Consultation

South Gloucestershire Council is carrying out a review of the way decisions are made on local issues in your area and we want to hear your views.  We want to know if you would like the number of councillors on Oldbury on Severn Parish Council to be increased.

Why are we carrying out the review?

As part of the planning for this review we write to all parish and town councils asking if they would like to make any changes to their arrangements.  Oldbury on Severn Parish Council has asked if we could consult on increasing the number of councillors on the council.

What are the options?

There are two possible options.  They are:

Option 1: The number of councillors on Oldbury on Severn Parish Council is increased

This would mean that the number of councillors who represent the parish would be increased by two so that in future there would be nine parish councillors. 

The current parish councillors are finding there is increased demand on their time to attend key meetings. Increasing the number of councillors by two will enable more flexibility and ensure they represent the community voice.

Town and parish councillors are voluntary roles, they only claim expenses, so this change alone should not result in any major changes to the council tax precept charge – this is part of your annual council tax bill.

The table below shows the future structure of the council if there was support for change.

Parish

Electors

Number of Councillors

Elector to Councillor ratio

Oldbury on Severn

663

9

74:1

 

Option 2: No change

This would mean that Oldbury on Severn Parish Council continued to be represented by seven councillors.

Find out more

You can read more by downloading and reading our consultation leaflet - click here to open the PDF in a new window.

How to have your say

There are several ways for you to tell us your views on this important local issue. You can:

  • Email: electoral.services@southglos.gov.uk
  • Complete the survey enclosed with the letter/leaflet and return it to:
    Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW*
  • Downloading a printable questionnaire by clicking here and returning to the Freepost address below.
  • Complete an online survey by clicking this link (opens in new window)
  • Write to Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW*

* Please ensure COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW is in capitals for this to work at the Royal Mail sorting centre.

The consultation closes on 14 January 2022.

This consultation has now closed and we are analysing the results, which will be published here in due course.

Timeline

  • Opened
    29 Oct 2021 at 14:00
  • Closed
    14 Jan 2022 at 23:59

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Democracy and participation
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