News Release: Have your say on a new political map for Stratford-on-Avon District Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stratford-on-Avon District Council
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 08 November 2021.
Proposed wards for Stratford-on-Avon
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021
High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/StratfordonAvonNoLabels.pdf
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Stratford-on-Avon to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Stratford-on-Avon. It is proposing that there should be 35 wards, one fewer than there currently are, and one or two councillors per ward. Most boundaries will change, two will remain the same.
Proposed changes include:
Two-councillor wards for each of Bidford, Shipston and Studley to better reflect whole communities.
A new Long Marston ward which unites Meon Vale into a single ward.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Stratford-on-Avon to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Stratford-on-Avon. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.
“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/24993.
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Stratford-on-Avon)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email email@example.com
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/24993
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:
- Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
- Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
- Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances