SOLIHULL council has received a petition requesting a Community Governance Review (CGR) to incorporate the whole of Catherine-de-Barnes into the Hampton in Arden Parish Council boundary.
The petition was signed by the required number of electors to trigger a review under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.
A CGR is a legal process where councils can consider creating, merging and altering parishes, among other possibilities.
The petition was entitled “Hampton in Arden Parish Council has agreed to a request from Catherine-de-Barnes Residents’ Association to incorporate the ward known as BH07 (that is the area of Catherine-de-Barnes west of the Grand Union Canal) into the Parish of Hampton in Arden (Ward BH06).”
A consultation period on the Terms of Reference will begin on November 29 and run until December 31.
This council says this document will explain the aims of the review, the legislation that guides it and some of the policies that the council considers important in its reviewing process.
Residents in Catherine-de-Barnes and Hampton in Arden are encouraged to let the council know their views during the consultation period.
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Electoral Services, Solihull Council, Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 9QS.
Draft proposals will be prepared and open to consultation in the new year. Final proposals will then be prepared and open to consultation later next year.