KINGSMEAD may soon have its own parish council.
Independence beckons for the estate of nearly 5,000 houses at Northwich.
It largely fell within the Davenham boundaries and has been part of the village’s parish council for 10 years, but it is also represented at Northwich Town Council.
But now Vale Royal Council is conducting a community governance review to decide the future.
Residents throughout Northwich, Kingsmead and Davenham are being asked for their views. So are the councils involved.
“We have our own pub, shops, doctor’s, nursery and school. It is evolving into a proper community. Really it is separate from Northwich and Davenham - Sir John Deane’s College and the bypass make all three look different places.
“Anybody from outside the patch would think Kingsmead is a village in its own right, so it makes sense for it to become a parish,” said John Hand, a Kingsmead resident.
Town council chief executive Steve Sharman said: “We are discussing the issue at our next meeting. We did so five years ago and at that time we were set against losing any of Kingsmead.”
Kingsmead could go it alone or be removed from Davenham and join Northwich.
If it becomes wholly under Davenham, Northwich would lose some of its precept and vice versa.
The other option is to increase the number of parish councillors.