The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of South Gloucestershire Council. The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. We also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflects the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government.
The consultation on warding arrangements closed on 5 June 2017.
Listed below are the submissions we received:
Parish and Town Councils:
On 28 March 2017, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for South Gloucestershire Council. Between 28 March 2017 and 5 June 2017, we invited comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.
The Commission announced that it was minded to recommend that South Gloucestershire Council should have 61 councillors in the future.
The Commission needed information from people and groups across South Gloucestershire to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 61 councillors.
For more information, read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire 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 South Gloucestershire Council and may contain boundary errors.
To view the existing warding arrangements, visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with South Gloucestershire Council on the most appropriate council size (the number of councillors on South Gloucestershire Council). We received 3 submissions on council size:
The Boundary Committee for England began a further electoral review of South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority on 3 August 2004. It completed this review on 16 May 2006.
During the six week consultation period following the publication of the Boundary Committee for Englands final recommendations for South Gloucestershire, the Electoral Commission received the following representations:
On 26 October 2006 the Electoral Commission decided to accept the recommendations of the Boundary Committee for England with the following modifications:
The electoral change Order to implement the Commission's decision was made on 25 January 2007. Web and print versions are available on the website of the Office of Public Sector Information. The Order describes the new district and parish wards by reference to a map comprising Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, Sheet 4, Sheet 5, Sheet 6, Sheet 7, Sheet 8, Sheet 9, Sheet 10 and Sheet 11.
Large map sheet 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for South
Gloucestershire, including constituent parishes.
Large map sheet 2 illustrates the proposed boundaries in Thornbury.
Large map sheet 3 illustrates the proposed wards for Bradley Stoke, Patchway and
Stoke Gifford area.
Large map sheet 4 illustrates the proposed wards in the Yate, Chipping Sodbury and
Large map sheet 5 illustrates the proposed Cotswold Edge ward.
Large map sheet 6 illustrates the proposed wards in the Kingswood area.
Draft report, (PDF) published 21 June 2005.
Large map sheet 1, (PDF) illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for South Gloucestershire, including constituent parishes.
Large map sheet 2, (PDF) illustrates the proposed boundaries in Thornby.
Large map sheet 3, (PDF) illustrates the proposed wards for Bradley Stoke, Patchway and Stoke Gifford area.
Large map sheet 4, (PDF) illustrates the proposed wards in the Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Dodington area.
Large map sheet 5, (PDF) illustrates the proposed wards in the Kingswood area.