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West Wiltshire

The Boundary Committee for England began a further electoral review (FER) of West Wiltshire on 12 July 2005. For more information see the press release.

During the six weeks following the publication of the Committee's final recommendations for West Wiltshire, the Electoral Commission received the following representations:

Andrew Murrison MP

Broughton Gifford Parish Council

Hilperton Parish Council

Holt Parish Council

Melksham Town Council

Melksham Without Parish Council

Southwick Parish Council

Staverton (Wilts) Parish Council

Trowbridge Town Council

Trowbridge Town Council (maps)

Westbury Town Council

R V Brown

T Carbin

M Duhig

Mr Manasseh

F Morland (1)

F Morland (2)

A Pate

A G Phillips (1)

A G Phillips (2)

On 11 January 2007 the Electoral Commission decided to accept the recommendations of the Boundary Committee for England with the following modification:

  • the proposed Holt and Hilperton district ward will instead be named Avonside.

On 8 February 2007 the electoral change Order to implement the Commission's decision was made to establish the new district and parish wards, some by reference to the Order map. Web and print versions of the Order are published by the Office of Public Sector Information. The map referred to in the Order comprises Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, Sheet 4, Sheet 5 and Sheet 6.

Final report (PDF) and executive summary (PDF) published 12 September 2006.

Sheet 1, Map 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for West Wiltshire district, including constituent parishes.

Sheet 2, Map 2 illustrates the proposed boundaries in Melksham and Melksham Without.

Sheet 3, Map 3a illustrates the proposed wards in Bradford-on-Avon and Map 3b illustrates the proposed wards in Trowbridge.

Sheet 4, Map 4 illustrates the propsed wards in Westbury and Heywood.

Sheet 5, Map 5 illustrates the proposed wards in Warminster.

Draft report (PDF) and executive summary (PDF) published 21 February 2006. For more information, see the press release.

Large map sheet 1 illustrates in outline form the proposed wards for West Wiltshire including constituent parishes.

Large map sheet 2 illustrates the proposed boundaries in Melksham and Melksham Without.

Large map sheet 3 (a) illustrates the proposed wards in Bradford-on-Avon and (b) illustrates the proposed wards in Trowbridge.

Large map sheet 4 illustrates the proposed wards in Westbury.

Large map sheet 5 illustrates proposed wards in Warminster.

A review was carried out by the Local Government Commission for England (LGCE), and was started on 24 February 1998

Final report published on 2 March 1999.

Draft report published on 1 September 1998.