Current 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)

The first public consultation for this Review has concluded. 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

The second consultation has now concluded. Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

Burgess Hill Town Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

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

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

East Grinstead Town Council

The Council (MSDC) has 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 provide 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)

The first public consultation for this Review has concluded. 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

The second consultation has now concluded. Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

East Grinstead Town Council – Second Consultation – Summary of Responses

Final Recommendations Report for East Grinstead Town Council

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

Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council

The Council (MSDC) has 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 will consider 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)

The first public consultation for this Review has concluded. Responses to the first consultation can be found linked below:

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

The second consultation has now concluded. Responses to the second consultation can be found linked below:

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

Final Recommendations Report for Hurstpierpoint & Sayers Common Parish Council

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

Worth Parish Council

The Council (MSDC) has conducted a community governance review of the Worth Parish Council. The review was undertaken in response to a petition received from electors and will consider 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)

The first public consultation for this Review has concluded. 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.)

The second consultation has now concluded. 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

Final Recommendations Report for Worth Parish Council

Appendix 1 to Final Recommendations Report (WPC)

Appendix 2 to Final Recommendations Report (WPC)

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

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 September 2022