A community governance review looks at the whole or part of an area to consider:
- The creation, merger, alteration or abolition of parishes
- The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
- The electoral arrangements for parishes, such as the ordinary year of election, council size, boundary area, wards and number of councillors
- The grouping or de-grouping of parishes
Why are we proposing a community governance review for Penketh Parish Council?
In the case of the community governance review for Penketh Parish Council, the review was instigated after a petition, proposed by Penketh residents, met the required threshold.
We are therefore conducting a community governance review of Penketh Parish Council in response to this valid petition from registered electors, which seeks the abolition of the parish council.
The review does not automatically mean there are changes, but we are seeking views from stakeholders to inform future decisions related to the petition.