Community Governance Review

Lancaster City Council has launched the first stage of a review into the district’s parish arrangements.

The Lancaster district currently has 31 parish councils and a further seven parish meetings. 

Using a process known as a Community Governance Review, the city council is looking 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.  

This could include whether areas need/want a parish council, the number of councillors elected to parishes, and whether existing councils should be divided into wards. 

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 is Friday 12 January 2018.  

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

Please provide your full name and contact information.

For more information about the Community Governance Review, read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 359KB).

Last updated: 02 January 2018