Recommendations for Wexham Court

Public consultation on council recommendations

Abolition

The council believes that there is a case for abolition of the parish and dissolution of the parish council and is recommending as part of this review that local electors and other interested parties are consulted on this option. As the statutory guidance requires evidence of local support for abolition over at least a period equivalent to two terms of office of the parish councillors, the council has decided to carry out an all postal advisory poll of electors as a way of gauging views on the future of Wexham Court Parish Council.

The council has agreed to test public opinion again in a further four year’s time.

Postal poll

The council agreed to carry out an advisory all postal poll to seek views on the options. Poll papers will be despatched to all electors in the parish on Friday 20 September. The poll is being administered by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) on behalf of the council and the ballot papers need to be returned to ERS by noon on Monday 14 October.

Have Your Say

The council welcomes all representations from any person or body who may wish to comment or make proposals on any aspect of the matters under review. You can submit your comments directly online by completing this online submission form.

Or you can write to:

The Community Governance Review Manager
Democratic Services
Slough Borough Council
St Martins Place
51 Bath Road
Slough, Berkshire
SL1 3UF

Or email the Review Manager at peter.edwards@slough.gov.uk

The closing date for the receipt of submissions and representations is 14 October 2013. Any representations on the review must be received by that date or they will not be considered.

Responses to the consultation questions may be published on the council website and will be considered as part of the report to the council on the community governance review.

What happens next?

When we have had an opportunity to consider all the responses received the council will publish its final recommendations and make an order to bring them into effect.