Are you fully aware of why we are considering extending the Parish Council boundary and what changes it will bring if successful?  If not this handy summary may help.

In September 2017 Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council agreed to a request from Catherine-de-Barnes Residents Association to initiate a process called a Community Governance (Boundary) Review to consider bringing the unparished are of Catherin-de-Barnes into the Parish of Hampton.

This will unify the Catherine-de-Barnes as part is already within the existing Parish and will lead to more effective local government.

If successful, what changes can be expected?

  1. The Parish would be split into two wards –Hampton-in-Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes;
  2. The Parish Council is likely to see an increase in workload (see 3. below);
  3. Each ward would have its own councillors on the Parish Council – 8 for Hampton-in-Arden and 4 for Catherine-de-Barnes; and,
  4. A Precept will be paid by residents of the currently unparished area. The Parish Council would see an increase in income from the additional precept.

Timeline and Next Steps

  1. Last consultation ended 15th April 2018. Solihull MBC currently reviewing responses and the final proposal will be put to the Governance Committee on 27th June 2018;
  2. Last consultation period on the final proposal will be published July 2018. Responses will be required by end August 2018.
  3. Governance Committee at Solihull MBC will make final recommendations in September 2018 for final approval by the Full Council in October 2018
  4. If approved, the final reorganisation order will be published by the end October 2018
  5. Becomes effective April 2019

If you have any questions about the proposed changes please feel free to contact the Parish Council.