Community Governance Review of Huntington Parish

​Closing date: 16 November 2018

We are currently undertaking a Community Governance Review of Huntington parish and is looking at the way local decisions are made on local issues in your community. Have your say on whether the electoral arrangements for Huntington Parish should be altered.   Following consultation on the draft recommendations which was undertaken between August and September 2018, the Council’s Community Governance Review Committee analysed the responses received at its meeting on 17 October 2018 and agreed the following:
  1. The parish of Huntington should not be abolished and that its area should not be altered
  2. The name of the parish of Huntington should not be altered
  3. The parish of Huntington should continue to have a parish council
  4. The number of seats on the parish council should be increased from 10 to 12.
The Community Governance Review Committee also agreed the following draft recommendations, which are now subject to a final consultation:
  • 5. The parish of Huntington, for electoral purposes, should be divided into two wards as designated on the map as areas A and B
  • 6. Each ward comprises the area designated on the map:Each ward comprises the area designated on the map:
    a. Seven councillors be elected for Area A ward:
    b. Five councillors be elected for Area B ward.

We are now consulting again on the draft recommendation (5) and (6) above, before we decide on the final electoral arrangements for the parish of Huntington.

The Council would also like your views on the names for the areas designated on the map.  As a result of the earlier consultation on the draft recommendations, residents of Huntington parish proposed the following:

Ward A

  • Caldy Valley
  • Huntington Village
  • Huntington A
  • Huntington West

Ward B

  • Crown Field
  • Saighton Camp
  • Huntington B
  • Huntington East

Have your say

We would now like to receive your comments on draft recommendations (5) and (6), whether or not you agree with them and whether you have any further comments.  It would also like to hear your views on the suggested names for the two proposed wards.   Residents of Huntington have been sent a letter and a short questionnaire which we are asking residents to complete and return in the following ways:
  • Post your completed form in one of the ballot boxes in the following locations across Huntington parish:
    - St Lukes Church, Chester Road, HuntingtonSt Lukes Church, Chester Road, Huntington
    - Walkers Nurseries / Post Office, Aldford Road, Huntington
    - Penny’s Food & Drink, 104 Chester Road, HuntingtonPenny’s Food & Drink, 104 Chester Road, Huntington
  • Scan or take a photo of your completed form and email it to: democraticservices@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • Post your completed form to:  Andrea Thwaite, Democracy & Elections, c/o Cheshire West and Chester Council, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

What happens next

After the closing date, the Community Governance Review Committee will analyse the responses and then make its final recommendations which will then be considered by Full Council at a meeting on 13 December 2018.   Cheshire West and Chester Council has the authority to change the electoral arrangements and in making its decision, it must take account of public views and comments.  The Council must ensure that community governance reflects the identities and interests of the communities in the area under review and is effective and convenient.   All information regarding the Community Governance Review process can be viewed on the Council’s website: The review is being conducted in accordance with the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and the Council must have regard to Guidance on Community Governance Reviews issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
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