Have your say on local decision making in your area

Published: 28 June 2018

Slough Borough Council is asking for residents to have their say on how decisions are made in their local area, as part of the community governance review.

The aim of the review is to look at ways at which the council can improve community engagement throughout the borough, make local democracy more efficient and deliver services more effectively and conveniently.

The review will focus on parished areas of the borough – Britwell, Colnbrook and Wexham - but the council will also consider views from other areas, particularly where community groups make a distinct contribution to the community.

In particular it will look at whether parish councils should become larger, smaller or removed all together.

It will also consider whether new parishes should be created, or whether existing parishes could expand into new areas currently without a parish council – meaning that some services would move from Slough Borough Council to the new parish council.

If you have a view on existing decision making arrangements in your area, or would like to comment on the areas under review, then the council would love to hear from you.

Full details on the review and ways to have your say can be found at www.slough.gov.uk/communitygovernancereview or you can email communitygovernancereview@slough.gov.uk

The consultation runs until 3 August with draft proposals published for consultation later in the year.

Councillor Sabia Hussain, deputy leader of the council, said: “We are always keen to hear from residents on how we can make local democracy easier for them.

“This review could be your chance to shape how we deliver services in your local area, so if you live in a parish and have views on how it could be made better, do get in touch.

“Likewise if you don’t live in a parish but have strong community groups that link into local decision making, we’d love to hear from you too.”