Community Governance Review of Swaton Parish

Following two periods of consultation the Community Governance Review of Swaton is now concluded. The Council has approved the final recommendation to increase the number of parish councillors for Swaton Parish Council from five to seven at its meeting held on 27 September.  

The number of Swaton Parish Councillors will not increase or take effect until the next set of ordinary elections for parishes within the District which are scheduled to take place alongside the District Council elections in May 2019. 

Reasons

  • Taking into account the guidance, the statutory obligations and the results of the consultation exercises and the responses received following the publication of the recommendations 
  • This change will secure community governance arrangements within the area, that reflect the identities and interests of the community in that area, and is effective and convenient.
  • The object of any community governance review is to secure that community governance within the area reflects the identities and interests of the community in that area, and is effective and convenient. Given local support and the resources used to support this process to date, it was deemed appropriate to make the necessary ‘Order’.