The Test Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2018, to implement recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) for new boundaries in Test Valley, was made on 15 January 2018.
New warding arrangements for Test Valley Borough Council have now successfully completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections in 2019.
The Order for Test Valley Borough Council can be viewed through the following link.
On 16 November 2017, the Test Valley (Electoral Changes) Order 2018 was laid in draft in Parliament.
Now that that draft Order has successfully passed through Parliament, it will give effect to the final recommendations that were consulted on during the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review of electoral arrangements in Test Valley, and published on 3 October 2017.
The draft Order can be viewed here.
The draft Order refers to a map which can be viewed here.
On 3 October 2017, we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in Test Valley Borough Council. The report is available in the link below.
To interact with the final recommendations mapping click on the image above to visit our consultation area. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries and search by area or postcode. The mapping files used for the consultation portal can be downloaded here.
We have now completed our electoral review of Test Valley Borough Council. The changes we have proposed must be approved by parliament. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force our recommendations will be laid before parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for Test Valley Borough Council to be implemented at the local elections in 2019.
We would like to invite you to participate in our online survey. The survey seeks feedback on the review processes and procedures, to identify improvements that can be made. We would be grateful if you could spare some time to complete the opinion survey.
The consultation on draft recommendations for Test Valley closed on 14 August 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received:
Parish and Town Councils:
On 13 June 2017 we published our draft recommendations for the electoral review of Test Valley Borough Council. Between 13 June 2017 and 14 August 2017 we invited comments on our draft recommendations.
· An overview map of Test Valley Borough Council draft recommendations is available. Please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
To interact with the draft recommendations mapping visit our consultation portal. You can view both the existing and proposed boundaries, searching by area or postcode..
You may find the electoral figures useful when thinking about division arrangements.
Guidance is available on our Guidance Page. You may also wish to read our document Electoral Reviews: Technical Guidance, which contains detailed guidance on the review process and information on the legislation reviews are carried out under.
The consultation on warding arrangements closed on 3 April 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received for this stage of the consultation:
The Commission announced that it was minded to recommend that Test Valley Borough Council should have 43 councillors in the future.
The Commission needed information from people and groups across Test Valley to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 43 councillors.
For more information, read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Test Valley Borough Council.
You may find the electoral figures useful when thinking about warding arrangements.
Polling district maps may also be useful when thinking about warding arrangements. You can view the polling district map below. Please note, polling district mapping data has been supplied by Test Valley Borough Council and may contain boundary errors.
To view the existing warding arrangements, visit our consultation area. You can search by area, postcode or have your say.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with Test Valley Borough Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on Test Valley Borough Council). We received 1 submission on council size:
This review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE) and was started on 20 July 1999.
Final report (PDF), published on 25 July 2000
Map 1 Existing wards in Test Valley; (PDF)
Map 2 The Commission's final recommendations for Test Valley; (PDF)
Map A1 Final recommendations for Test Valley: Key Map; (PDF)
Map A2 Proposed warding of Valley Park ward; (PDF)
Map A3 Proposed warding of Romsey town; (PDF)
Large map (3.4 Mb) illustrating the proposed ward boundaries for Andover. This may take some time to download; (PDF)
Draft report (PDF), published on 22 February 2000