The Mid Sussex District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2022

Following the completion of the community governance reviews (detailed below) the Council has published:

The Mid Sussex District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2022

Completed Reviews (2022)

Burgess Hill Town Council

The Council (MSDC) has conducted a community governance review of the Burgess Hill Town Council. The review was undertaken in response to a petition received from registered electors and considered the town electoral wards, the Northern Arc exterior boundary and Councillor numbers for Burgess Hill Town Council.

Registered electors of the Burgess Hill Town Council area, local businesses, associations, educational establishments, faith, and other community groups were invited, by written submission, to contribute their views for our evaluation.

The review also invited written submissions from Ansty & Staplefield Parish Council and any registered electors of that parish.

Terms of Reference & Guidance for Respondents (BHTC CGR)

Public Notice of Community Governance Review (BHTC CGR)

Mid Sussex District Council Ward Map (due to take effect in May 2023)

Burgess Hill Town Council Ward Map (due to take effect in May 2023)

Responses to the first consultation can be found linked below:

Burgess Hill Town Council CGR – First Consultation – Summary of Responses

Findings Report & Draft Recommendations for Burgess Hill Town Council – Approved by MSDC Scrutiny Committee 22nd June 2022.

Appendix 1 to Scrutiny Committee Report (BH) – Map showing various electoral boundaries

Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

Burgess Hill Town Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

The final recommendations of this Review were considered by the Scrutiny Committee for Community, Leisure & Parking on the 14th September 2022.

Final Recommendations Report for Burgess Hill Town Council and Ansty & Staplefield Parish Council to Scrutiny Committee

On 12th October the full Council approved the final recommendations of the principal electoral authority for Burgess Hill Town Council and decided on the advice of the above Scrutiny Committee that the town ward of Northern Arc East shall be renamed Brookleigh East, and that the town ward of Northern Arc West shall be renamed Brookleigh West. The full Council also approved the final recommendations for Ansty & Staplefield Parish Council

Final Recommendations Report re: BHTC & A&SPC to the full Council (MSDC)

Appendix 1 Map. Final Recommendations for BHTC & ASPC to the full Council (MSDC)

East Grinstead Town Council

The Council (MSDC) conducted a community governance review of the East Grinstead Town Council. The review was undertaken in response to a request received from the Town Council and considered a reduction in the number of councillors representing East Grinstead.

Registered electors of the East Grinstead Town Council area, local businesses, associations, educational establishments, faith, and other community groups were invited, by written submission, to contribute their views for our evaluation.

Terms of Reference & Guidance for Respondents (EGTC CGR)

Public Notice of Community Governance Review (EGTC CGR)

Following the Local Government Boundary Commission’s Electoral Review of Mid Sussex, we provided below the new District Council (MSDC) Ward map and the new Town Council (EGTC) ward map below, to inform public consideration:

NEW - Mid Sussex District Council Ward Map (due to take effect in May 2023)

NEW- East Grinstead Town Council Ward Map (due to take effect in May 2023)

Responses to the first consultation can be found linked below:

East Grinstead Town Council CGR – First Consultation – Summary of Responses

Findings Report & Draft Recommendations for East Grinstead Town Council  – Approved by MSDC Scrutiny Committee 22nd June 2022.

Appendix 1 to Scrutiny Committee Report (EG) – Map showing various electoral boundaries

Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

East Grinstead Town Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

The final recommendations of this Review were considered by the Scrutiny Committee for Community, Leisure & Parking on the 14th September 2022.

Final Recommendations Report for East Grinstead Town Council to Scrutiny Committee

On 12th October the full Council approved the final recommendations of the principal electoral authority for East Grinstead Town Council.

Final Recommendations Report re: EGTC to the full Council (MSDC)

Appendix 1 Map. Final Recommendations for EGTC to the full Council (MSDC)

Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council

The Council (MSDC) conducted a community governance review of the Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council. The review was undertaken in response to a petition received from electors and considered whether a new parish and parish council should be created for Sayers Common.

Terms of Reference & Guidance for Respondents (H&SC PC CGR)

Public Notice of Community Governance Review (H&SC PC CGR)

Responses to the first consultation can be found linked below:

Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council CGR – First Consultation – Summary of Responses

Findings Report & Draft Recommendations for Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council

Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

The final recommendations of this Review were considered by the Scrutiny Committee for Community, Leisure & Parking on the 14th September 2022.

Final Recommendations Report for Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council to Scrutiny Committee

On 12th October the full Council approved the final recommendations of the principal electoral authority for Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council.

Final Recommendations Report re: H&SC PC to the full Council (MSDC)

Worth Parish Council

The Council (MSDC) conducted a community governance review of the Worth Parish Council. The review was undertaken in response to a petition received from electors and considered whether a new parish and parish council should be created for Crawley Down.

Terms of Reference & Guidance for Respondents (Worth PC CGR) 

Public Notice of Community Governance Review (Worth PC CGR)

Responses to the first consultation can be found linked below:

Worth Parish Council CGR – First Consultation – Summary of Responses

Findings Report & Draft Recommendations for Worth Parish Council – Approved by MSDC Scrutiny Committee 25th May 2022.

WPC Auditor’s Report (Mulberry & Co.)

Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

Worth Parish Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

Worth Parish Council – Second Consultation – Petitioner’s Response

The final recommendations of this Review were considered by the Scrutiny Committee for Community, Leisure & Parking on the 14th September 2022.

Final Recommendations Report for Worth Parish Council to Scrutiny Committee

Appendix 1 to Final Recommendations Report (WPC)

Appendix 2 to Final Recommendations Report (WPC)

On 12th October the full Council approved the final recommendations of the principal electoral authority for Worth Parish Council.

Final Recommendations Report re: WPC to the full Council (MSDC)

Duties of Mid Sussex District Council

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 gives us statutory duties for the management of all electoral arrangements.  We have authority to carry out community governance reviews and put in place or make changes to local community (parish/town) governance arrangements.

A review can consider a number of issues, including:

  • Creating a new parish
  • Altering the boundary of an existing parish
  • Grouping a number of parishes together in a grouped parish council

A review can be started in one of three ways:

  1. By a petition from local electors
  2. By the council agreeing to a request for a review
  3. Or by the council resolving to conduct a review

For more information please read Community Governance Review Guidance.

Contact us

Electoral services
Tel: 01444-477003
Email: elections@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 06 January 2023