Martyn Sargeant, Head of
Democratic Services presented a report on a proposed response to a
formal request received by the Council on dated 8 April 2016 for a
community governance review, specifically in relation to Tettenhall
Wightwick and Tettenhall Regis. The request met the legislative
criteria for triggering a review so the Council has a duty to
arrange a community governance review and this report outlines the
proposed approach for doing so.
Cllr Wendy Thompson commented that the
question of a light touch community governance review for other
parts of Wolverhampton was a matter for the Council but that the
review for the Tettenhall area should continue. She also looked forward to seeing detail on the
finances and precept issues as soon as possible if a parish council
were formed. She also indicated that
she would be grateful for council’s employees could keep both
her and the Chair of the envisaged parish council involved.
That Council conduct a community governance review
for the whole of Wolverhampton but with more detailed work in the
That the draft terms of reference for a community
governance review of the whole of the city, be agreed for
consideration by Council.
That it be agreed, in principle, subject to Council
approval, that the Advisory Sub Committee act as the lead committee
for the review process, ultimately making recommendations to
Council for the city’s community governance
That the proposed timetable for the review be
approved, subject to ratification by Council.
That it be noted that the costs of the review, to
include resourcing the review itself and the associated
consultation, have yet to be quantified but would be reported to
the Special Advisory Group in due course.