On 13 July 2017 the Torridge (Electoral Changes) Order 2017 was laid in draft in Parliament.
The draft order if made would give effect to the final recommendations that were consulted on during the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s review of electoral arrangements in Torridge and published on 24 January 2017.
The draft order will be laid in Parliament for a period of 40 sitting days. Parliament can either accept or reject our recommendations. If accepted, the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the next scheduled elections for Torridge in 2019.
The draft order can be viewed here:
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.
We have now completed our electoral review of Torridge District 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 the 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, in order 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 our draft recommendations closed on 31 October 2016.
Please find listed below the submissions we received for this stage of the submission:
Parish and Town Councils:
On 6 September 2016 we published our draft recommendations for the electoral review of Torridge District Council. Between 6 September 2016 and 31 October 2016, we invited comments on our draft recommendations. These can be found at the links below.
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) 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.
Below are all the submissions that we recieved
Parish and Town Councils:
On 26th January 2016, we started the first period of consultation for a pattern of wards for Torridge District Council. Between 26 April and 4 July 2016, we invited comments on the ward boundaries for the authority.
The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that Torridge District Council should have 36 councillors in the future, the same amount as the current arrangements.
The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Torridge to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate 36 councillors.
For more information read our news release and the letter to the Chief Executive of Torridge District Council (PDF).
You may find the electoral figures (XLS) useful when thinking about warding arragements.
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 Torridge District Council and may contain boundary errors
To view the existing warding arrangements visit our consultation area. You can search by area or postcode.
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.
As part of the preliminary process we consulted with Torridge District Council on the most apporopriate council size (the number of councillors on Torridge District Council). We recieved one submission on council size.