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Parishes in the Borough community governance reviews

Community Governance Review 2023/24

The Borough of Telford and Wrekin has commenced a full Community Governance Review.

What is a Community Governance Review?

A Community Governance Review is a legal process where the council will consult with those living in the area, and other interested parties, on the most suitable ways of representing the people in the parishes identified in the review. This means making sure that those living in the area, and other interested groups, have a say in how their local communities are represented.

What the review can and can’t change

The review can consider one or more of the following options:

  • creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
  • the naming of parishes and the style of new parishes and the creation of town councils
  • the electoral arrangements for parishes (for instance, the ordinary year of election; a council’s geographical size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council, and parish warding)
  • grouping parishes under a common parish council or de-grouping parishes
  • other types of local arrangements, including parish meetings.

The review cannot:

  • change the amount of money that a parish council raises through your council tax (known as ‘precept’).

How to make a representation

The deadline for the initial consultation has been extended to Monday 18 December 2023.

Survey: Take part in the survey (a paper version of the survey is available upon request).
Email: your name, address, and submission to reviews@telford.gov.uk.
Write: If you wish to submit a written representation regarding this review, please address it to:

Community Governance Review
Electoral Services
Darby House
Telford & Wrekin Council
Lawn Central

Download the Notice of Review.

Download the Terms of Reference.

Download the information pack.

Last updated: 17/11/2023 13:01