Review of community governance proposedPublished Tuesday 17 September 2019
All parishes in the Harborough district are set to be reviewed to ensure they continue to best meet the needs of the local community.
Harborough District Council will consider the proposed Community Governance Review at its Council meeting on Monday 23 September 2019.
If approved by councillors, the review will provide an opportunity to consider whether parishes and residents are comfortable with existing arrangements or if these can be improved – for example creating or merging parishes, parish boundaries and the number of parish councillors.
It will look at whether parish governance arrangements best meet the needs of the local community in line with the Council’s vision and priorities.
Existing parish councils and parish meetings will be consulted along with other stakeholders including local residents and local community groups and organisations, so they can put forward their views and suggestions before any recommendations or final proposals are made.
Cllr Paul Dann (pictured), Harborough District Council’s corporate lead, said: “It is important we look at our parishes periodically to ensure they are serving the purpose they are intended for and meeting the needs of residents and local governance.”
The last review of Harborough District was undertaken in 2012.
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