Stoke Park and Cheswick - 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 Stoke Park and Cheswick.

Why are we carrying out the review?

We review our set up every few years through a process called a “community governance review” as part of our legal obligations, and in addition we have received a request from Stoke Gifford Parish Council asking for the parishing arrangements for Stoke Park and Cheswick to be reviewed.

How will the review impact me?

If a new parish council was created for Stoke Park and Cheswick this could result in the following changes:

  • A stronger voice on what happens in Stoke Park and Cheswick, 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 7th January 2022.

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

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

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

You can also respond to the consultation by:

  • Completing our online survey by clicking here or the following link.
  • Downloading a paper copy of the survey here  which you can print and send back to us by simply writing: - Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW on the envelopePlease ensure COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW is in capitals for this to work at the Royal Mail sorting centre.
  • Email: electoral.services@southglos.gov.uk

Please submit your completed surveys by the closing date of 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
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
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