Dartford Borough Council has started a Community Governance Review of the whole of Dartford in response to the changes that have been identified by the review of Borough boundaries by The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).

A Community Governance Review can consider one or more of the following:

  • Creating, merging, altering or abolishing parishes;
  • Altering the boundaries of existing parishes;
  • Making changes to the electoral arrangements of parish councils;
  • The dissolution of a parish council

The Council wants to ensure that Parish and Town Council governance in the Borough of Dartford continues to be robust, representative and able to meet the challenges that lie before it.  Furthermore, it wants to ensure that there is clarity and transparency to the areas that parish and town councils represent and that the electoral arrangements are appropriate, equitable and readily understood by their electorate.

You can submit your views in writing to the Electoral Services Manager (C10), Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford DA1 1DR or via email community.review@dartford.gov.uk. The deadline for submissions is 27 April 2018.

Following the consultation the Council will take these comments into review and publish the final recommendations in September 2018 and if required will make a Community Governance Reorganisation order to give effect to agreed changes.