Manchester residents and local organisations were consulted as part of a review of community governance (including parish) arrangements within the whole of the Manchester City Council local authority area. The review considered community governance across the city, but also addressed two particular community governance issues that had previously been identified. These issues were the future of Ringway Parish and its parish council and a petition for the establishment of a parish council in part of Northenden ward.
The Terms of Reference of under which the review was carried out can be found here
Final Recommendations of the Review
Having considered the responses to the consultation and acting in accordance with the terms of reference, the Constitutional and Nomination Committee of the Council made its final recommendations. In summary these were that:
The existing parish arrangements in Ringway should be unchanged, other than for a reduction in the number of parish councillors from 8 to 5 and the moving of the ordinary year for the election of parish councillors from 2011 to 2010 (and every 4 years thereafter).
No parish arrangements should be established in Northenden ward. However, an enhanced ward co-ordination model, as proposed by Wythenshawe Area Committee, should be piloted for a period of 18 months.
In relation to the remainder of the city no new parish arrangements should be established.
The Council has decided to implement the Committee's recommendations in full.
A copy of the public notice of the Council's implementation decision can be found here. The notice contains the Council's reasons for reaching its decision.
The Council has made The Manchester City Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2009, which can be found here. A copy of the Order and a map showing the effects of the Order in greater detail than the map contained within the Order itself can be inspected, during normal office hours, in the Electoral Services Unit, Room 134, Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA.
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