The council received a request from Brendon and Countisbury Parish Councils requesting a review with regard to merging the two parish areas into one electoral area. Both parishes met together but were in fact two separate parishes. At past elections both parishes have been uncontested and found it difficult to co-opt Members. It was felt that merging the parish councils would help with this issue and also formalise the current meeting arrangements.

The review has been completed and the order (999KB PDF) has been sealed.

The changes will be in place for the next parish and district elections in May 2015.