Community governance reviews

Reviews provide an opportunity to look at and make changes to governance arrangements for town and parish councils and parish areas.

Community governance reviews provide the opportunity to review and make changes to governance within a specified area. 

Town and parish councils and residents of the community (via petition) can request a review.

Reviews could look at the boundaries, the number of councillors, the creation of a parish council and whether one council should merge with another.

They are usually carried out by a working group of councillors for the relevant area. The group makes a recommendation which is voted on. The final decision is made by Cumberland Council.

Read more about the reviews at Community governance reviews: guidance.

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