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Burton and Willaston Residents - Share Your Views on the Future of Your Community

Published: 6th October 2017 09:33

Residents living in the parts of CH64 not covered by Neston Town Council are invited to comment on proposals about how their communities can have their say.

Have your sayThe proposals follow consultation exercises run by Cheshire West and Chester Council earlier this year as part of Community Governance Reviews. Some communities in west Cheshire are represented by town or parish councils while others are represented by different forms of community governance arrangements such as community meetings, neighbourhood management, tenant management organisations, resident and tenant associations and community associations.

Areas not represented by town or parish councils are referred to as unparished areas.

The Council's Community Governance Reviews are taking place in unparished areas of Chester and Ellesmere Port to find out what governance arrangements are in place and how people feel about them.

In CH64 that includes the wards of Little Neston and Burton (the Burton area) and Willaston and Thornton (the Willaston area).

The Council reviewed the comments it received in the consultations and has made recommendations that the community governance arrangements remain unchanged and no new parishes or parish councils should be formed.  It recommends that the Chester and Ellesmere Port Locality Teams and District Advisory Panels for Chester and Ellesmere Port explore ways of strengthening current arrangements with existing community groups. It also recommends that there is greater publicity about and communication with existing community groups and better promotion of the District Advisory Panels for local engagement.

Councillor Paul Donovan, Cabinet Member for Democracy and Workforce, said: "It is important that all residents are able to have a say in what happens in their neighbourhoods and that they are happy with the arrangements in place to do that.

"I would appeal to residents in these areas to take a look at the proposals and let us know what they think."

Anyone who lives in or has a connection to the unparished areas is welcome to comment on the recommendations. The closing date is 25 October 2017.

• A short online consultation is available here.
• Email comments to: democraticservices@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk and quote Community Governance Review Ellesmere Port in the subject field.
• Write to: The Democratic Services Team, Community Governance Review, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE.

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