Patch Elm Lane (Rangeworthy) Community Governance Review

The council is currently carrying out a review of the way decisions are made on local issues in your area, and wants to hear your views.  This process, called a ‘community governance review’ will look at whether a change should be made to the parish boundaries between Rangeworthy and Iron Acton.

Why are we carrying out the review now?

We have received a request asking for a change to be made to the boundary between Iron Acton and Rangeworthy parishes so that all properties in Patch Elm Lane are in Rangeworthy parish.

Who are we consulting?

A letter has sent to all affected residents.  In addition to residents we are consulting South Gloucestershire district councillors and the parish councils.

What is the current situation?

Patch Elm Lane is currently divided between the parishes of Iron Acton and Rangeworthy.  There are several properties that are on the Iron Acton side of the boundary.

What are the possibilities?

There are two possible outcomes of this review.  They are:

  1. The boundary is changed
    This would mean that the affected area would become part of Rangeworthy parish. 
  2. No change – status quo
    This would mean that the area would remain as part of Iron Acton parish.

A map showing the current boundary and also the proposed new boundary is included in the consultation letter.

What happens next?

When we have had an opportunity to consider all the responses we receive to this consultation, the council will decide what to do next based on the results.  Any amendments made to the boundary would take effect from the local elections in May 2015.

Have your say

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

Complete an online survey

Download the consultation letter, complete the survey and return it FREEPOST to:
South Gloucestershire Council
Community Governance Review
Council Offices, Castle Street
BS35 1HF

You can also email comments to:

Phone: 01454 868009 

The closing date for comments is 12 November 2012

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


  • Opened
    17 Aug 2012 at 00:00
  • Closed
    12 Nov 2012 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Democracy and participation
Geographical area
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Ladden Brook
  • Westerleigh
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Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • General public
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact:


Write to:
South Gloucestershire Council
Community Governance Review
Council Offices, Castle Street
BS35 1HF

Phone: 01454 868009