Under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, we can review the electoral arrangements for all or part of the North Devon district - this is called a Community Governance Review (CGR).

The powers we have to carry out a CGR can include many of the electoral arrangements at parish level including

  • parish areas including grouping, altering, creating
  • naming of parishes
  • electoral arrangements including parish council size and warding

CGR - November 2018

We are currently carrying out a CGR for some areas in North Devon following a recent review which has resulted in some changes.

This means some ward boundaries will no longer be the same as the relevant parish boundary. Because of this we are considering amending some parish boundaries so they are the same as new ward boundaries.

The areas affected are:

We are also carrying out a review following local representations indicating that the residents Gunn, feel more closely related and associated to the Goodleigh parish rather than the Swimbridge parish. We are proposing to move that area to the Goodleigh parish. (1,923 KB)

If the proposals are implemented, it will mean people living in the areas will come within different parishes and will vote for different parish councils from before at the next election. The changes may also impact on the amount of council tax paid.

The main things for us to consider when deciding whether to make the changes are:

  • impacts on community engagement
  • cohesiveness of communities
  • local democracy
  • delivery of local services

Following our consultation on the terms of reference  we are now carrying out a consultation on the draft proposals  until 2 January 2019.

Have your say

  • online
  • in writing - Community Governance Review, Electoral Services, North Devon Council, Lynton House, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG
  • North Devon Council
  • email -judith.dark@northdevon.gov.uk