Community Governance Review Jan 2023


Parish and Town Councils are the first tier of local government. They play a vital role in providing local services and involving people in their local community.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is responsible for carrying out reviews of Parish and Town Council arrangements (known as Community Governance Reviews) and is currently undertaking a review of the East Riding of Yorkshire area.

A Community Governance Review can make a number of changes to parish governance when there is clear evidence this would be an improvement. This could involve moving parish boundaries, creating or merging parishes or making changes to parish wards and numbers of Councillors.  As a first step in the review process, we are inviting all local stakeholders and interested parties to let us know their views about the Parish and Town Council arrangements in their area, and to tell us about any changes they would like to see.

The feedback from the public consultation will inform the draft recommendations. These are intended to be submitted to the Cabinet at its meeting being held on 26 July 2023.  These draft recommendations will be approved by cabinet before going back out to a second round of consultation, which will inform the final recommendations.

You can view a map of the parish boundaries in the East Riding on our mapping website (link will open in a new window)

For more information, please visit or, alternatively, contact us at 01482 393300 or

Further Information

This survey can be made available in other languages or formats if required. To request another format, please contact us at:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA
Tel: (01482) 393300 

Data Protection
The information you provide in this consultation will be anonymous and kept confidential by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

To read the Council’s privacy policy, find out how we control your data and about your rights please see the consultation privacy notice.
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