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Agenda item

Community Governance Review - West Rainton - Report of Head of Legal and Democratic Services


The Council considered a report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services regarding the Community Governance Review of West Rainton parish which provided outcomes from the initial consultation and proposed draft recommendations (for copy see file of Minutes).


Councillor A Napier informed the Council that he supported the parish council’s request given that they had difficulty in filling vacancies on the parish council and whilst the response rate was disappointing, it was important to note that 284 people had signed a petition, supporting the proposals.


Moved by Councillor A Napier, Seconded by Councillor A Hopgood and



That Council agree to make a draft recommendation that the name of the parish/ Parish Council be changed to West Rainton and Leamside with effect from 1 April 2019; and that the council size be reduced from 11 to 9 councillors with effect from the ordinary elections in 2021.

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Democratic Services
Durham County Council
County Hall
County Durham
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