Contact: Darius Zarazel, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone 07917 088376


Date: 5 September 2023


A meeting of the

Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee


will be held on Wednesday, 13 September 2023 at 6.00 pm

Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE


To watch this virtual meeting, follow this link to the council’s YouTube channel



Members of the Committee:


Oliver Forder (Chair)

Cheryl Briggs

Diana Lugova (Vice-Chair)

Eric de la Harpe

Max Thompson

Sally Povolotsky





Ron Batstone

Katherine Foxhall

Mike Pighills

Scott Houghton

Robert Maddison

Sarah James

Patrick O’Leary

Viral Patel



Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read. For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.


Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic



Open to the Public including the Press




1.   Apologies for absence


To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 




2.   Minutes

(Pages 3 - 5)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2022.




3.   Declarations of interest


To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  




4.   Urgent business and chair's announcements


To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 




5.   Public participation


To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 




6.   Electoral Review of Vale of White Horse District Council - submission on council size

(Pages 6 - 29)


To consider the report by the Head of Legal and Democratic on the draft council size submission and recommend a final council size submission to the full council for their consideration and approval.






















(Wards Affected: FIELD_WARDSD)