On 16 January 2018, we published final recommendations for future electoral arrangements in South Gloucestershire Council.
· Final recommendations map for South Gloucestershire Council - please note: this map is very large and may take some time to download.
Parish and Town Councils with electoral and boundary changes:
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 South Gloucestershire.
The changes we have proposed must be approved by parliament. A draft Order - the legal document which brings into force our recommendations - will now be laid before parliament. The draft Order will provide for new electoral arrangements for South Gloucestershire 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.
*This data has been derived by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) from the OS OpenData Boundary-Line product during the course of its electoral review of this authority. Its use is governed by the terms of the OS OpenData Licence Agreement. The data is provided in good faith by the LGBCE and is provided for information purposes only. It should not be used for canvasing or other purpose that might give the user any commercial gain.
The consultation on the draft recommendations for South Gloucestershire Council has now closed.
Listed below are the submissions we received for this stage of the consultation:
Members of Parliament:
Parish and Town Councils:
· An overview map of South Gloucestershire 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 have found 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 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.