Windhill and Bolton Woods Community Governance Review

Purpose of the consultation

Proposed new community council for the Windhill & Bolton Woods area (Crag, Owlet, Bolton Woods, Gaisby, Thackley Old Road, West Royd, Windhill and Wood End areas)


Bradford Council has received a valid petition from a group of local residents asking to set up a community council.  However, before this can be progressed, the Council has to undertake a consultation (known as a Community Governance Review) to ensure that all residents have a chance to have their say.


Further information on town/parish/community councils, what they are and what they do can be found in the fact sheet and the Good Councillor’s Guide below.  A copy of the formal Community Governance Review Terms of Reference is also available below.


To help Bradford Council reach a decision on whether the community council should be established, we need to hear the views of local people.  We encourage you therefore to get in touch.  You can do this in a number of ways:



On the front of the envelope please write only FREEPOST BRADFORD COUNCIL

(the new Royal Mail system requires no further address details)


On the back of your envelope please write Windhill/Bolton Woods – New Parish


The consultation will last until 15 May 2021 after which a decision will be made.


We very much hope you will take the opportunity to help us decide whether a new community council should be set up and whether your neighbourhood or community should be included in it.

Supporting documents