Contact: Emily Barry

Telephone 07717 272442


Date:   9 February 2024


A meeting of the

Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee


will be held on Monday, 19 February 2024 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

Eric de la Harpe

Diana Lugova

Max Thompson

Sally Povolotsky





Ron Batstone

Katharine 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.


Vivien Williams,

Head of Legal and Democratic (Interim)



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 - 6)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Community Governance and Electoral Issues Committee minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2023.




3.   Declarations of interest



To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registerable interests and non-registerable interests or 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.   Election of a vice-chair


To elect a vice chair for the remainder of the municipal year 2023-2024.




7.   Local Government Boundary Commission for England Review of Vale of White Horse District Council Warding Arrangements

(Pages 7 - 15)


To consider the report of the Head of Legal and Democratic on warding arrangements for Vale of White Horse District Council and to agree and recommend a submission for consideration by Council.