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Community Governance Review (CGR) for Wolverley and Cookley

On Wednesday 18 April 2018, Wolverley and Cookley Parish Council presented a petition to the district council, bearing 301 signatures, requesting that we undertake a Community Governance Review (CGR)

The petition requests the council to undertake a CGR with a view to dissolving the current Parish Council and forming a new Parish Council for Cookley and a new Parish Council for Wolverley.

Wvlycook 001The Community Governance Review commenced with the publication of the Terms of Reference on Wednesday 24 May 2018.

Notice of poll

Local advisory poll rules

Have your say

This introductory stage of the CGR includes consultation with stakeholders. You have until Friday 13 July 2018 to put forward your ideas.  You can follow the ‘submit your views’ button below to complete our online response form.

Alternatively you can send your comments by email to electoral@wyreforestdc.gov.uk or in writing to Elections Manager, Wyre Forest District Council, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF.

Local Advisory Poll

Anyone who is registered to vote and lives in the parish will be able to vote in a Local Advisory Poll. This will take place on Thursday 12 July between 8am and 8pm.  Voters will be asked “Should the villages of Wolverley and Cookley each have their own Parish Council?”

Please note anyone who currently appears on the Register of Electors does not have to re-register to have a say in the local advisory poll. People who have recently moved home or turned 18 since the elections in May will need to register.

The deadline for anyone to register to vote who has not already registered is midnight on Tuesday 26 June.  It is quick and easy to register online by visiting www.gov.uk/register-to-vote 

Polling stations

Your poll card will tell you which polling station to use. 

  • Cookley Village Hall, Lea Lane
  • Wolverley Memorial Hall, Shatterford Lane

Anyone can apply for a postal vote. Application forms are available from www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/voting.  The deadline for new postal voting requests is 5pm on Wednesday 27 June.

Timetable

This timetable assumes that the initial submission and advisory poll support the split of Wolverley and Cookley Parish and the creation of two separate parish councils.

Action

Dates

Report to Council to approve the Terms of Reference

23 May 2018

Publication of Terms of Reference

24 May 2018

Introductory Stage – 7 week consultation

24 May – 13 July 2018

Local advisory poll

12 July 2018

Draft reorganisation order – report to  Council

25 July 2018

Publication of draft reorganisation order

1 August 2018

Consultation on draft reorganisation order – 6 weeks

14 September 2018

Reorganisation order to Council for approval

26 September 2018

Notification of decision on outcome of review

By 30 September 2018

Making and publication of reorganisation order

October 2018

Effective date of order

1 December 2018

Parish Council elections

2 May 2019



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