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Stoke Heath Stoke Community Governance Review

A Community Governance Review for a proposed new parish within the current Stoke Parish area is being held starting on 30 September and to be completed within 12 months. The new Parish, if created, would encompass the current Stoke Heath Ward of Stoke Parish.

Background

A valid petition was received from residents of the Stoke Heath Parish Ward requesting a Community Governance Review be held to consider making the area known as the Stoke Heath Ward a civil parish separate from Stoke Parish Council. The new parish would be made up of polling district RHA. The streets affected can be seen on the map (marked in green) and the street list of RHA on the right of this page.

The Terms of Reference were agreed by the Electoral Matters Committee of Bromsgrove District Council at the meeting on 3 September.  

The Terms of reference can be found here and give more details about the process of the review. Here is a link to the map of the current parish which highlights the Stoke Heath Ward.

There will be two formal consultation stages during the review. In the first consultation initial submissions will be invited from interested parties and will last for two months. The Electoral Matters Committee will consider all submissions and draw up draft recommendations. The draft recommendations will consulted on in spring 2021. Once consultation is complete the Electoral Matters Committee will make it's final recommendations in August 2021.

Stage 1

Consultation has begun and will run until 23.59 on 28 December 2020. This has been extended from the original deadline because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

A letter and questionnaire is being sent to all households in the parish of Stoke however a web based version of the consultation can be accessed on the link below. We are interested to hear all views regarding this matter.

Here is the link to access the consultation

If after reading the Terms of Reference further information is required please contact:

Darren Whitney

Electoral Services Manager

darren.whitney@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk