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Community Governance Review for the Parish of Dunchideock

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1. Community Governance Review

We have received a petition signed by over 50% of Dunchideock’s registered electors, requesting the following:

That Teignbridge District Council should commence a Community Governance Review (CGR) to consider whether Dunchideock Parish Council should be abolished and replaced with an informal community forum.

We will be conducting a review and welcome feedback from as many residents as possible.

We are providing additional information which you may find useful when considering your response and it will be kept up to date as the review progresses.

Community Governance Review timetable

Details  Dates
Commencement of CGR – Terms of Reference published 16 October 2023
Initial consultation stage 19 October 2023 – 15 December 2023
Draft recommendations prepared 18 December 2023 – 23 February 2024
Draft recommendations published 26 February 2024
Consultation on draft recommendations 27 February 2024 - 30 April 2024
Final recommendations prepared 1 May 2024 - 28 June 2024
Final recommendations published  1 July 2024
Final recommendations considered and decided by Full Council by 30 August 2024
Conclusion of CGR by 30 August 2024

You can submit your comments to us from Thursday 19 October until Friday 15 December. Information on how to do this is included in the Terms of Reference.

In the meantime you may wish to consider the following information on the current parish governance arrangements and options for replacing the parish council. To remain a civil parish, Dunchideock must have some form of formal governance arrangements in place. It is not possible to abolish the parish council and continue to manage parish business on a completely informal basis.

National Association of Local Councils - What are local councils

National Association of Local Councils - All about local councils

Guidance on Community Governance Reviews