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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 was held starting on 30 September 2020 and to was to be completed within 12 months. The new Parish, if created, would encompass the current Stoke Heath Ward of Stoke Parish.

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 were two formal consultation stages during the review. In the first consultation initial submissions were invited from interested parties. The Electoral Matters Committee considered all submissions and draw up draft recommendations. The draft recommendations were consulted on in spring 2021. The Electoral Matters Committee made it's final recommendations in July 2021 which completed the review.

On 2 February 2021 the Electoral Matters Committee of Bromsgrove District Council considered the results of the first consultation regarding the Community Governance Review for proposed new parish within the current Stoke Parish area.

The report and the minutes of the meeting can be found here.

For the purpose of this review the draft recommendation of the Committee was

 ‘That no change be undertaken’

The consultation on the above recommendation ran until 17 May 2021.

The Committee considered the responses received from both consultations at it's meeting held 8 July and published their final recommendations which concluded the review.

The report and minutes of the meeting can be found here. The Committee decided that no change be made which concludes this review.