South Cambridgeshire District Council is entering phase 2 of consultation on the community governance review for Haslingfield. The review is taking place ensure that South Cambridgeshire district residents living in the Trumpington Meadows development have appropriate governance arrangements going forward. Views on the proposed creation of a new civil parish are now being invited, with the window for consultation staying open between Monday 15 August 2016 and 14 November 2016. The proposal is as follows:
- The creation of a new civil parish to be comprised of that land currently within Haslingfield Parish which is bounded by the River Cam to the west. Lingey Fen to be transferred to Grantchester Parish. The new parish would extend south of the M11, bounded by the River Cam as far south as Hauxton Mill, with the new boundary formed along the current boundary between the parishes of Haslingfield and Harston.
- The new parish, with a level of representation on a scale similar to neighbouring parishes, would have a complement of nine parish councilors.
- The rescaled parish of Haslingfield would retain its current complement of parish councillors, which the parish council finds satisfactory at present. (The alteration of parish boundaries does not require the re-election of incumbent councillors, outside the normal electoral cycle).
- Haslingfield Parish holds no assets and offers no services in those areas to be (a) transferred to Grantchester Parish Council or (b) the new civil parish.
- The Civic Affairs committee make no recommendation on the name of the new civil parish and therefore invite further submissions regarding the name for the new civil parish.
There is a page dedicated to the governance review on the SCDC website: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/haslingfield-parish