de Barnes




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Parish Boundary Review

A New Parish for Catherine de Barnes

The boundary change, as explained below, was approved at the full Solihull Council meeting on Ocotber 9th.  The changes will come into effect in April 2019

 PARISH BOUNDARY REVIEW - summary, June 2018

How did it come about ?

In September 2017, Hampton in Arden Parish Council agreed to request from Catherine de Barnes Residents Association  to initiate a process called a Community Governance( Boundary ) Review to consider bringing the unparished area of C de B into the Parish of Hampton.  After consultation with SMBC the area to be incorporated is known as ward BH07 (see map )


Why did C de B Residents’ Association want to do this? 

i)It will unify the village. The section East of the canal is already within the existing Parish.

ii)It will enable more effective local government.


If successful, what changes can be expected?

i) The Parish would be split into 2 wards – Hampton in Arden and Catherine de Barnes.

ii) Each ward would have its own councillors on the Parish Council. Eight for Hampton in Arden   and four for C de B totalling a maximum of 12. Currently the PC has 1 councillor from C de B.

iii) A Precept will be paid by residents of the currently unparished area.

iv) The Parish Council would see an increase in income from the additional precept.

v) The Parish Council is likely to see an increase in workload .


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