Parish review deadline extended

The deadline for the first stage of a review into the district’s parish arrangements has been extended until Wednesday January 31.

Lancaster City Council launched the Community Governance Review in November to establish whether the current arrangements are fit for purpose or could be improved.

The aim is to ensure that all areas have improved community engagement, more cohesive communities, better local democracy and a more effective and convenient way to deliver local services.  

The first stage of the year long process is to establish the issues that residents and organisations want to be considered during the review.  

Issues could include:

•    The creation of a parish 
•    The name of a parish 
•    The establishment of a separate parish council for an existing parish 
•    The alteration of boundaries of existing parishes 
•    The abolition of a parish 
•    The dissolution of a parish council 
•    Changes to the electoral arrangements of a parish council 
•    Whether a parish should be grouped under a common parish council or de-grouped 

No issue is too big or small to consider and any individual or organisation who has a suggestion to make about community governance anywhere in the district should get in touch.

It’s important that people put forward issues that they want to be considered now and not put it off as only those raised with us by the deadline will be taken to the next stage.

The deadline for the first stage of the review stage of the process has now been extended until Wednesday January 31 to allow more time for people to make submissions.

Representations should be sent email to elections@lancaster.gov.uk or by post to Community Governance Review, Election Office, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ.  

Please provide your full name and contact information.

Last updated: 02 January 2018