Tytherington - Parish Council Consultation

Tytherington– 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 name of Tytherington Parish Council to change and also if you would like to increase the number of councillors representing the parish.

Why are we carrying out the review?

As part of the planning for this review we wrote to all parish councils asking if they would like to make any changes to their parish arrangements.  Tytherington Parish Council has asked us to consider changing the name of the parish and increasing the number of councillors.

What are the options? 

There are a number of possible outcomes of this review.  The options are:

Option 1: The name of the parish council changes, and the number of councillors is increased

It is proposed to change the name of the parish council from Tytherington Parish Council to Tytherington and Itchington Parish Council.  This would mean the name of the parish council would better reflect the identities and interests of the communities in the area.

It is also proposed to increase the number of councillors representing the parish by two so that in future there would be seven parish councillors.  This would allow for effective and convenient local governance and enable a better balance of work across councillors.

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.

Option 2: The name of the parish council changes and the number of councillors stays the same

This would mean the name of the parish council would change from Tytherington Parish Council to Tytherington and Itchington Parish Council and the number of councillors on the parish council would remain five.

Option 3: The number of councillors on the parish is increased and the name of the parish stays the same

This would mean the number of councillors representing the area would increase from five to seven and the name of the council would stay Tytherington Parish Council.

Option 4: No change

This would mean that the name of the parish would remain Tytherington Parish Council and the number of councillors would be five.

Find out more

You can find out more information in our consultation information document by clicking on this link

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*
  • Download a printable copy of the questionnaire by clicking here and posting back to our Freepost address below.
  • Complete our online survey by clicking this link (opens in new window).
  • Write to us using Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW*

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

Closing date for the consultation is 14th January 2022.

Timeline

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

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Democracy and participation
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Target Audience
  • All residents