Community Governance Review

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

Responses to the Second Stage Consultation are now being reviewed.

Timetable for the Review

Please see below the Timetable for the Review setting out all the Stages of the Review process, 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