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Information about Community Governance Review Committee

The Council is undertaking a Community Governance Review for the area of Buckshaw in the Chorley borough - here you'll be able to find out more information and and take part in the consultation processes.


A Community Governance Review (CGR) is a legal process whereby Councils can create parish councils, review and change parish boundaries. The Council has been asked to look at this by residents, but can choose to undertake a review at any time.


The review is to look at current parish council arrangements and whether there should be a parish council created for Buckshaw.


What does all this mean?

We've created a short document that sets out what the review is, who can have their say, what the outcomes could be and lots of other useful information. You can view this document here.


Terms of Reference

Here is the Terms of Reference. This document sets out the process and provides factual information. it also includes the consultation questions about aspects of the review. You can view maps referred to in the documents at the bottom of this page.


The two-month consultation on the preliminary stage of the review started in February and ran until April 7 2011. The responses received were considered at a meeting of the Community Governance Review Committee on June 7 when the committee had intended to agree the next stage of the review and come up with draft recommendations for further consultations.


However, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently indicated that it may be undertaking a review of the Council boundary between Chorley and South Ribble in the Buckshaw area. This would have a major impact on any parish arrangements and so the Community Governance Review has been put on hold until the Council has had an opportunity to consider its position and find out more about a potential boundary review.


Meetings of the committee are open to the public. 


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