South Gloucestershire Council launches consultation on creating new Emerson's Green Town Council including parts of Pucklechurch
PEOPLE living in Pucklechurch are to be asked for their views on proposals to create a new town council with Emerson’s Green.
Residents in the village, and the neighbouring community of Mangotsfield, will be surveyed by South Gloucestershire Council over the plans.
The consultation is part of the second phase of a wider community governance review which began last year and is looking at merging or altering parishes in some areas of the district to make sure they properly reflect the communities they serve.
As proposed, the town council area would include the new Emerson’s Green East development of 2,550 homes as well as parts of Pucklechurch and Mangotsfield parishes.
Residents affected by the proposals are being asked whether they would like to join the new area and be governed locally by the new town council or maintain existing arrangements.
The consultation runs until April 12 and all residents will shortly receive a leaflet setting out the proposals and inviting them to comment.
Exhibitions will be held at Emerson’s Green Library and Pucklechurch Community Centre and there will be drop-in sessions at Emerson’s Green Library on Tuesday, March 12 (7-9pm), Friday, March 15 (10am-12noon) and Saturday, March 16 (10am-12noon).
Further details are available at www.southglos.gov.uk/cgr