East Northamptonshire Council is undertaking a review of community governance arrangements for the Parish of Deene and Deenthorpe. This follows receipt of a valid petition from a number of registered electors in the Deene and Deenethorpe area of the District requesting the overall number of councillors be increased from 6 to 7 and that all councillors represent the whole of the parish area. This request would require the existing wards of Deene and Deenethorpe to be removed, leaving a single parish area.
The review began on Monday 21 October 2019 and is scheduled to run until March 2020.
The first stage of the review has now concluded and its second stage involved officers reviewing the requests made in the petition and then making proposals as to next steps.
These proposals (see bottom of page) are now being consulted upon as stage 3 of the review, from 13 January to 23 February 2020. Comments on the draft proposals are being invited from any individuals or organisations which have a view on whether any of the current parish boundaries or parish council arrangements in Deene and Deenethorpe should be changed.
You can contact us to give your views on the review’s draft recommendations as part of this second consultation period in the following ways:
By telephone: 01832 742113
By post at:
Democratic Services - Review of Parish Arrangements
East Northamptonshire Council
In person: By handing any correspondence into one of the Council’s three offices:
Thrapston Customer Service Centre (see postal address)
Rushden Customer Service Centre
Oundle Customer Service Centre
4 New Street
The Terms of Reference
sets out in more detail how we will carry out the review and the kind of things we will take into account when making any recommendations.
Guidance on Community Governance Reviews -