Agenda and minutes

Special Advisory Group - Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Dereck Francis  01902 555835 or Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Cllrs Milkinder Jaspal and Stephen Simkins.


Declarations of interests


No declarations of interests were made.


Minutes of the previous meeting - 17 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

[For approval]



That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 March 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting]


There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.


Community Governance Review Update pdf icon PDF 119 KB

[To provide an update on the progress of the community governance review to the advisory group, to enable it to fulfil its delegated responsibility to oversee the review]



Martyn Sargeant, Head of Democratic Services presented the update report on activity since January 2017 on the community governance review and on the next steps in the review process.


Cllr Andrew Johnson reported that the review was progressing well and that the public consultation meetings had been well attended.  He also drew to the Advisory Group’s attention the costs for the review which would be funded from the budget set aside for the review in 2017/18.


Cllr Wendy Thompson asked about the questions that would be included in two separate surveys, one for Tettenhall and one for the wider city as part of the community governance review. Cllr Andrew Johnson asked the Head of Democratic Services to circulate a copy of the survey questions to members of the Advisory Group.


Members of the Advisory Group commented on the need to provide every resident of the City of Wolverhampton with sufficient accessible information to make them aware of the pros and cons of the parish council governance model in order that they could make an informed decision if they are asked to vote on such a proposition.  Cllr Andrew Johnson reported that residents had been provided with a lot of information on the options.



1.     That the costs of the review be approved.


2.     That the arrangements for the survey fieldwork be noted.


3.     That the changes to the timetable for delivering the review be noted.


4.     That a copy of the survey questions be circulated to the members of the Advisory Group.