Hampton-in-Arden Parish Council has agreed to a request from Catherine-de-Barnes Residents Association to initiate a process called a Community Governance (Boundary) Review to consider incorporating the unparished area of Catherine-de-Barnes into the Hampton Parish. This request was supported by Parishioners and Residents in a Petition to Solihull MBC and was adopted at the meeting on 28th November of Solihull’s Governance Committee.

At present, the village of Catherine de Barnes is split between the Hampton in Arden Parish Council area (polling district BH06) and the unparished area to the west of the Grand Union Canal (polling district BH07). To promote better community cohesion and more effective local government, we are asking for a redrawing of the boundary so that the whole of the village of Catherine de Barnes is within the parish of Hampton in Arden.

Solihull will now carry out a review of the proposals and each and every elector in Hampton and Catherine de Barnes affected by these proposals will have a chance to comment. A questionnaire will shortly be delivered to every household.

For more information please read the attached leaflet for more information about the change and why we are supporting it.  There will be a drop-in session at the Meeting Room at the Hampton Parish Office on Tuesday 12 December (between 5pm and 7pm) and there in Catherine de Barnes Village Hall on Friday 8 December (at 7:30pm).

Click here to view the Possible Parish Boundary Changes Flyer