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25th Jun, 2022

Henley and Beaudesert Parish Council could see change

HENLEY and Beaudesert Joint Parish Council could undergo and identity change.

Instead of being known as the joint parish council, councillors are requesting a change to become the Henley Town Council which would still include two town wards of Henley and Beaudesert.

Henley was granted three Royal Charters in medieval times as a market town but with successive changes to local government it has now become two parishes despite being referred to as a market town.

Residents of the two parishes were consulted about the potential chance and 85 per cent voted to restore the town council status – with Henley Town Council was the most popular name receiving 75 per cent of the votes.

It is hoped the new status will be confirmed in the new year.

If the change is given the go ahead an election would be held to appoint councillors to the newly formed town council in May.

Stratford District Council had agreed to send the request for a Community Governance Review which is set to report back to full council on February 27.

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