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Community Governance Review

Babergh District Council are carrying out a Community Governance Review of Parishes, Town Councils and Unparished areas.

What A Community Governance Review Is

It is a statutory process to review the whole of the district to consider one or more of the following: 

  • 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 new or existing Parishes under a common Parish Council or de-grouping existing Parishes

The first stage of the review process will be a consultation, the District Council will be inviting residents and other interested persons or organisations to submit their views.

The deadline for submissions to the first stage of the review is Friday 27 May 2022

How to take part in the review

Should you wish to make a written submission to the review you can do this by letter to:

Community Governance Review

Electoral Services

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Endeavour House

8 Russell Road

Ipswich IP1 2BX

Or by email to elections@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk


For the Terms of Reference including timetable please use this link. 

A copy of the Notice of Community Governance Review can be viewed by following this link.