Community Governance Review

Public Notice - outcome of the Parish of Carbrooke, Parish of Great Ellingham and Parish of Thetford Community Governance Reviews can be viewed below

Icon for pdf Public Notice [84.63KB]

The Community Governance Sub-Committee met on Wednesday 8th August 2018 and the Minutes appear below

Icon for pdf Public Draft Minutes 8th August - CGR Sub Committee [791.43KB]

Community Governance Review Thetford

The community governance sub-committee, at its meeting on 8/8/2018 made the decision to carry out a third consultation for the Parish of Thetford.

The Third Stage of public consultation for the Thetford Community Governance Review closed on 28th September 2018. 

Please follow the link below for more details including the new Timetable.

Community Governance Review Thetford


The Second Stage of public consultation for the Community Governance Review closed on 22nd June 2018. 

Responses to the Second Stage Consultation can be viewed below.

Icon for pdf Carbrooke CGR Responses - Second Stage [6.24KB]

Icon for pdf Great Ellingham CGR Responses - Second Stage [7.31KB]

Icon for pdf Thetford CGR Responses - Second Stage [185.42KB]

Icon for pdf Thetford CGR Responses - Second Stage Disagree [104.69KB]

The meeting of the Community Governance Sub-Committee  to consider the Second Stage Consultation responses was held on Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 9.30am

Agenda details (opens in a new window)

Timetable for the Review

Please see below the Timetable for the Review setting out all the Stages of the Review process, up to and including the Second Consultation period.

Carbrooke, Great Ellingham & Thetford Timetable

The First Stage Responses can be viewed below: 

Carbrooke CGR responses

Great Ellingham CGR responses

Thetford CGR responses

Background to the Review

Breckland Council is to undertake Community Governance Reviews (CGRs) for the parishes of Carbrooke, Great Ellingham and Thetford; this is a statutory process whereby district councils can create parish councils, review and change boundaries and carry out a number of other electoral arrangement reviews. The Carbrooke, Great Ellingham and Thetford CGRs will be managed by Breckland Council who also administer the consultations.

Residents and other stakeholders are encouraged to take part in the consultation to give their views to help shape local government in their area.


Carbrooke Parish Council has requested to increase the size of the parish council from seven to nine councillors, to reflect substantial growth in the village.

Great Ellingham Parish Council has requested an extension to the southern boundary of the parish of Great Ellingham to meet the natural boundary provided by the A11; this currently lies within the parish of Attleborough (Queens and Besthorpe Parish Ward).   The request suggests the properties on the south side of the A11 have no natural ties with the town of Attleborough as their properties are closer in proximity to Great Ellingham.

Thetford Town Council wishes to extend its boundary to include the new Sustainable Urban Extension area (SUE) - this area currently lies within the parishes of Croxton and Brettenham & Kilverstone. The Town Council has also asked to increase its size from 16 to 20 councillors, to reflect the increased area.  This would mean there were additional councillors in the Thetford Town Council Wards of Boudica (+1), Anne Bartholomew (+1), Castle Ward (+2)

For more detailed information, please read the Terms of Reference for each of the Community Governance Reviews

The Terms of Reference for each of the parishes can be viewed below

Terms of Reference

Icon for pdf Carbrooke Terms of Reference [255.19KB]
Icon for pdf Great Ellingham [1.66MB]
Icon for pdf Thetford [964.2KB]

Initial Consultation

The initial stage of the consultation for each of the CGR's commenced with the publication of the Terms of Reference.

The public consultation for the 1st stage of the Community review from 8th January 2018 to 16 March 2018 is now closed. 

If you have any questions about the Terms of Reference or the Review process please

Last updated: 11/02/2019 13:49:08