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Community Governance Review

A full Community Governance Review of the parishes in Eden took place 2017-2018. After two rounds of consultation, a multi-party working group took the following recommendations to Council on 12 July 2018.

  • Barton Parish Council be re-named ‘Barton and Pooley Bridge Parish Council’;

  • the administrative area of Hutton Parish Council be increased to include the Motherby Parish Ward of Greystoke Parish Council with the expanded Hutton Parish Council to remain wholly unwarded;

  • the number of Parish Councillors for Hutton Parish Council be increased from eight to nine;

  • the number of Parish Councillors for Greystoke Parish Council be reduced from nine to eight with the arrangements for the remaining Parish Wards of Greystoke, Johnby and Blencowe staying unchanged;

  • the current Ousby Parish Council be dissolved;

  • a new unwarded Parish Council be created using the current boundary of Ousby (Ousby) Ward, called ‘Ousby Parish Council’, with the number of parish councillors being five;

  • a new unwarded Parish Council be created using the boundary of Ousby (Melmerby) Ward, called ‘Melmerby Parish Council’, with the number of parish councillors being five;

  • Thrimby Parish Meeting be merged with Little Strickland Parish Meeting; and

  • the number of councillors for Penrith Town Council be reduced from nineteen to fifteen.

We are working with the parish councils affected, and orders are now being drawn up. These changes will be enacted after the parish council elections in May 2019.