COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW

Second phase of consultation for the Wellington Community Governance review is now underway (11 May – 22 June).

A community governance review considers arrangements for parish councils such as creating, merging, altering or abolishing parish councils, changing a parish council’s boundary or the naming of parish councils and their electoral arrangements.

From 13 February to the 6 April, Herefordshire Council conducted a parish wide consultation with the community of Wellington parish in connection with their community governance review.  During that consultation, Wellington Parish Council noted that the parish boundary could be considered with specific reference to the two properties which were currently in Moreton Parish. Similarly the northern boundary adjacent to the railway may be better served under Hope under Dinmore Parish.  Following that consultation the balance of evidence indicates that there are sufficient grounds to progress to formally proposing that the ward boundary anomaly affecting a small number of properties adjacent to the A49 near Marsh House Farm and Westfields be reviewed and addressed.  The balance of evidence also indicates that there are sufficient grounds to progress to formally proposing that the parish boundary anomaly affecting a small number of properties adjacent to Burghope wood and Queenswood Country Park be reviewed and addressed.

You can access and respond to the second phase consultation by going to: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/consultations/article/10090/wellington_community_governance_review_phase_two_consultation

A printable copy of the consultation can be obtained by clicking HERE.  The second phase consultation closes on 22 June.