Review to look at how local communities are run – draft recommendations now available

Published Wednesday, 03 August 2022
Hinckley and Bosworth boundaries map

PEOPLE in Hinckley & Bosworth are being given their say on how their local communities are run.

This is because the Borough Council is reviewing parish and town council electoral arrangements in the borough and wants to hear people’s views on the draft recommendations.

Called a Community Governance Review, it looks at how local communities across the area are governed to make sure the arrangements are appropriate and relevant. It has been 10 years since the last review took place.

The review will consider:

  • Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes
  • The naming of parishes and the style of new parishes
  • The electoral arrangements for parishes (the ordinary year of election; council size; the number of councillors to be elected to the council, and parish warding), and
  • Grouping parishes under a common parish council

The review commenced in February with a public consultation. The council has now analysed the consultation responses and approved draft recommendations on the changes for further consultation.

Changes are recommended in the following parishes:

  • Bagworth & Thornton
  • Groby
  • Markfield
  • Peckleton
  • Stoke Golding
  • Sutton Cheney
  • Witherley

You can find out more about the recommended changes and if you live or have a business in one of these areas, you can respond to this consultation using the relevant online form for your area which you will find on our website: Draft recommendations 

The consultation closes on 7 September 2022.

The terms of reference of the Community Governance review can be viewed online or at the Hinckley Hub. Maps showing the current boundaries can also be viewed on the website or at the Hub.