Wickwar parish council consultation

WICKWAR – 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 Wickwar Parish Council to be increased.

Why are we carrying out the review?

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

What are the options?

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

It is proposed to increase the number of councillors representing the parish by two so that in future there would be nine parish councillors.  This would allow for effective and convenient local governance, enable a better balance of work across councillors and reflect the increase in the number of residents living in the parish because of recent and planned housing development.

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: No change

This would mean that Wickwar Parish Council continued to be represented by seven councillors.

Find out more

You can find out more by downloading our consultation information leaflet. Click here to download.

How to have your say

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

  • Complete the survey enclosed with the letter/leaflet and return it to:
    Freepost COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW*
  • Print a copy of the questionnaire by clicking this link and post it back to us using the Freepost address
  • Complete a survey online by clicking on this link.
  • Email: electoral.services@southglos.gov.uk
  • 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.

Please submit your consultation response by the closing date of Friday 14 January 2022.

Timeline

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

Details

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