Staple Hill and Mangotsfield Parish Council Consultation

STAPLE HILL AND MANGOTSFIELD – Parish 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 Parish Council created to represent the interests of Staple Hill and Mangotsfield.

Why are we carrying out the review?

We are required to review arrangements for town and parish councils regularly through a process called a Community Governance Review.  Arrangements in the unparished areas were last reviewed in 2012 and the current review provides a good opportunity to look again at whether to create a new parish in this area.

What is a Parish Council?

  • Parish councils are the most local form of government and are democratically elected representatives of a distinct local community.
  • Parish 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 parish council was created for Staple Hill and Mangotsfield this could result in the following changes:

  • A stronger voice on what happens in Staple Hill and Mangotsfield, 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

 

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 Friday 7th January 2022.

A copy of the consultation leaflet is being sent to each household in your area which you can read by clicking here

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

You can also complete and return the survey enclosed with the leaflet to Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW.

You can also respond to the consultation by:

 

Events

You can also attend one of our events where you can meet South Gloucestershire Council officers to discuss the proposals:

  • Thursday 18th November 2021, 2pm to 7pm at The Nest, Page Park
  • Saturday 20th November 2021, 9.30am to 1pm at Staple Hill Library, Broad Street
  • Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 10am to 1pm at Staple Hill Library, Broad Street
  • Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 2pm to 6pm at Mangotsfield Scout Hut

 

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
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
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