Redrawing the map
A council is consulting on changes to parish arrangements within the current Bierton with Broughton Parish area. It could see the establishment of a new civil parish of Kingsbrook (see map, above), with its own parish council, in advance of the May 2020 elections. The first stage consultation will run until 6 September.
At the Aylesbury Vale District Council General Purposes Committee on 31 July, it was agreed that a Community Governance Review will be conducted to enable it to consider what changes are needed to the parish arrangements within the Bierton with Broughton Parish area. The review is in response to a petition and will consult with local electors in that parish on the following specific issues:
- To establish Kingsbrook as a new Civil Parish separate from Bierton with Broughton, with its own parish council, in advance of the May 2020 elections.
- To establish Broughton Hamlet as a Parish Meeting in advance of the May 2020 elections.
- For the remainder of the Bierton with Broughton Parish and Broughton Crossing to be renamed as “Bierton Parish”, comprising a Bierton Ward and the Oldhams Meadow Ward.
The first stage of the review will run until 6 September and the council is inviting local residents and interested parties to submit their views.
Information on the review is on the council’s website at https://aylesburyvale.moderngov.co.uk/mgGeneric.aspx?MD=mgcomgovkingsbrook
Subject to the outcome of the first stage consultation on initial proposals, a second consultation on more specific draft proposals will take place between 11 October and 8 November, with a final decision expected early in 2020.
Councillor Steve Bowles, district council Cabinet Member and Deputy Leader, said: ‘As new communities, with their individual identities, are developing around Aylesbury it is appropriate that we test local opinion regarding parish council arrangements. I hope that as many people as possible take the opportunity to participate in this consultation, so that a decision is arrived at that takes account of the views of the whole community.’