RESIDENTS across the Test Valley are being asked to send in their views on how parishes within the borough are governed.

The consultation, which opened in November, closes on Monday (Jan 29) and gives local people the chance to have their views heard about where they think parish arrangements should be changed.

Any changes brought about as a result of the review will be implemented in time for the parish and town council elections in May 2019.

Test Valley Borough Council's Maureen Flood, said: "This review is all about giving local people a democratic voice by telling us what works in their parishes and what doesn't.

"We received a number of comments and suggestions already; some with ideas about how to amend boundaries that better suit expanding communities, and others that ask us to leave things as they are. We're starting from a completely blank canvas and will draw up recommendations based on responses from this first phase of public consultation.

"Please do get in touch if you'd like to have a say."

The borough council will be making alterations based upon the submissions made by both parish councils and members of the public.

To contribute to the review, visit