Community Governance Review for Barrington Parish

We have undertaken a community governance review of the parish of Barrington to consider if there should be an increase of Parish Councillors from 9 to 13 seats. We were been approached by Barrington Parish Council who requested this review.

The parish council agreed to request the increase in numbers of councillors because the population of Barrington is due to grow significantly with the former cement works development.

The community governance review commenced with the publication of the Terms of Reference on 31 August 2018.

Barrington Community Governance Review – Terms of Reference 

An online consultation form was available from 31 August 2018 on our consultation portal and provided the opportunity to agree or disagree with the proposal of increasing the Parish Council size in Barrington from 9 to 13 seats, and to have left further comments on this proposal.

Paper copies were made available at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices and through Barrington Parish Council Clerk. All responses made online or paper copies were returned to our offices by midnight 31 October 2018.

On the 4 December the Civic Affairs Committee considered the responses and agreed to the request to increase the number of parish councillors from 9 to 13 and to implement the change from the next scheduled election in May 2022, or on the 1st Thursday in May in any year earlier (to be funded by the parish council) should the Parish Council nominate to do so.

The review will follow the timetable outlined below and the process will be concluded by 28 Feb 2019.

Full Timeline for Community Governance Review

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Timetable for Community Governance Review

Terms of Reference are published

31 August 2018

Submissions invited

31 August 2018

Consultation closes

Midnight on 31 October 2018

Consideration of submissions received and recommendation prepared

From 01 November to 30 November  2018


Recommendations are published, concluding the review

(Civic Affairs Committee, 4 December)


Dec  2018

Council can make a Reorganisation of Community Governance Order

February  2019


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