Community Governance Reviews

A Community Governance Review is a process to provide opportunity to review and make changes to governance arrangements for town and parish councils and parish areas. This is to ensure that they continue to be reflective of the identity and interest of local communities, and that they are as efficient and effective in their governance as can be.

Community Governance Reviews are undertaken in accordance with the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.


At its meeting on 31 May 2021 the Committee agreed areas for a further Community Governance Review. Terms of reference were published on 19 August 2022.

The areas included within the review are detailed in the Terms of Reference  and include: Netheravon, Figheldean, Warminster, Westbury, Tidworth, Ludgershall, Castle Combe, Biddestone and Slaughterford, Nettleton, Grittleton, Yatton Keynell, Fovant, Donhead St Mary, Monkton Farleigh, Grimstead.

Any parishes surrounding those listed are also included as part of the review.


Stage oneCommencement of CGR - Terms of Reference Published
Schemes uploaded to public portal for any initial comments, to be updated with any relevant additional information. To include any further schemes received which fall within the scope of the Review.
August 2022
29 August to 21 October 2022
Stage twoConsideration of submissions received in relation to proposed schemes. Local briefings and meetings as appropriate with unitary councillors and/or parish representatives.
Pre-consultation surveying (if appropriate)
Draft Recommendations prepared
24 October 2022 - January 2023
Stage threeDraft Recommendations consultation7 February - 28 March 2023
Stage four

Consideration of submissions received.

Additional Consultations (if appropriate)

Final Recommendations prepared

1 April - 20 April 2023

May/June 2023

April-June 2023

DecisionFinal Recommendations submitted to Full Council May/July 2023


From 1 November - 30 November an online survey took  place to seek views on proposals submitted by parish councils and others for the review areas.  The Committee considered the responses along with other information gathered during the first stages of the process at a meeting on 4 January 2023.

At that meeting Draft Recommendations were prepared for consultation which can be viewed on,edit,16060.

The consultation will run from 7 February 2023 - 28 March 2023

There will be an online survey available at the link below  from the dates listed.

CGR Consultation 7 Feb - 28 March 2023

Those completing the survey are requested to review the Draft Recommendations document.

Those living in an area proposed to be transferred from one parish to another will be sent a letter about the consultation. Hard copy survey forms, along with details of the Draft Recommendations, will be available from Westbury, Netheravon, and Corsham Libraries.

Additionally, there will be  public meetings held to enable local electors to provide comments to the Committee:

  • 20 February 2023 - 6.30pm - Phoenix Hall, High Street, Netheravon, SP4 9PJ
  • 22 February 2023 - 6.30pm - Heywood Village Hall, Church Road, Heywood, BA13 4LP
  • 23 February 2023 - 6.30pm - Grittleton Village Hall, The Street, Grittleton, SN14 6AW
  • 27 February 2023 - 6.30pm - Biddestone Village Hall, Yatton Road, Biddestone, SN14 7BZ