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Ribble Valley Borough Council

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Wiswell Community Governance Review - Closed

Wiswell Parish Council has asked Ribble Valley Borough Council to again consider dividing the Parish of Wiswell into two parishes to form a new parish of Barrow and leave a smaller, amended, parish of Wiswell. At present Barrow forms part of Wiswell Parish and is represented by Wiswell Parish Council. 

A 2010 consultation on this issue was inconclusive: whilst those residents of Wiswell who responded seemed in favour of a split, few residents from Barrow responded, and, those who did, were against a split.

This Council is keen to ensure that any governance arrangements reflect the identities and interests of communities in the Wiswell/Barrow area and that "community governance" in these areas is effective and convenient. 

This Council understands that residents in the Wiswell ward would prefer to have their own separate Parish and that the Wiswell Parish Council supports this. This Council has no objection to facilitating this, provided that the residents of Barrow are in agreement and do not object. This Council is therefore seeking the views of interested persons on community governance in Wiswell. 

The consultation is aimed principally at the residents of Wiswell Parish (i.e. residents of Wiswell and Barrow), although views from other groups or individuals are welcomed and will be considered.

The information below is provided to assist you in expressing your views as part of this consultation.  Each consultation response (whether electronic or hard copy) will be treated as a response from one person.  If there is more than one person in your household, each person will need to complete a response if they want their view to be counted.

This consultation has now closed. For more information see Information on the Wiswell Community Governance Review.

Documents and on-line survey form: