Questionnaire results for future of the Parish Meeting

03/04/2022  •  Future of the PM
Questionnaire results for future of the Parish Meeting

An open meeting was held on the evening of Thursday 31st March in the Village Hall to discuss the future direction of the Parish Meeting and results of the questionnaire sent to all residents of Little and Great Wolford. In attendance was Helen Bostock, Chair and Simon Lewis-Beeching, Responsible Financial Officer of Little Wolford Parish Meeting (LWPM) and Lynn Mathias, Chair, Sue Finlay, Clerk and all four councillors of Great Wolford Parish Council (GWPC), together with residents from both communities. Helen Bostock addressed the meeting to explain the current situation of LWPM soon to be without a Chair and possible ways forward. Questions on the structure of an amalgamated council, proportion of seats, likely impact on the precept for each parish and next steps were discussed. 


From the questionnaire the majority preference from both parishes on the future structure was for a Joint Parish Council, to be named The Wolfords Parish Council. Resolutions were passed by LWPM and GWPC to ask Stratford District Council to instigate the legal process of council structure change called a Community Governance Review and to request the preferred outcome of a Joint Parish Council, with the name The Wolfords Parish Council. 


Click here for pdf of full questionnaire results