Community governance review - terms of reference

Timetable for the community governance review

We have to complete a community governance review within twelve months from the day on which the council publishes the terms of reference.  A community governance review is concluded on the day on which we publish the recommendations made by the community governance review.





Report to full council

Dec 2021

Approve the principle of the community governance review and its terms of reference. 

Publish terms of reference

January 2022

(the CGR must be completed within 12 months of the date of publication)

Publish terms of reference and notify stakeholders of the commencement of the review. 

Prepare draft consultation document and invite initial submissions

Feb 2022 to April 2022 (12 weeks)

Initial submissions invited: 

  •  town and parish councils 
  •  parish and town councils 
  •  member of parliament 
  •  local groups and interested parties such as local businesses, local residents’ associations, local public and voluntary organisations such as schools or health bodies. 

Publish proposals on the LDC website. 

Consider submissions

May 2022 to July 2022

Consider any submissions/representations and prepare report of draft recommendations for full council in July 2022

Publish draft recommendations

July 2022 to September 2022 (10 weeks)

Publish draft recommendations for further consultation with: 

  • all local government electors 
  • all town and parish councils 
  • local groups and interested parties 

Publish draft recommendations on the LDC website.

Make final recommendations

Oct 2022 full council meeting 

Consider any further submissions/representations and prepare final recommendations for report to full council. 

Publish final recommendations

Dec 2022

Publish final recommendations and make order.