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The District of Bridgnorth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the District of Bridgnorth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000.

(2) This Order shall come into force—

(a)for the purposes of proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on 1st May 2003, on 10th October 2002;

(b)for all other purposes, on 1st May 2003.

(3) In this Order—

“district” means the district of Bridgnorth;

“existing”, in relation to a ward, means the ward as it exists on the date this Order is made; and

any reference to the map is a reference to a map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the District of Bridgnorth (Electoral Changes) Order 2000”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(1).

Wards of the District of Bridgnorth

2.—(1) The existing wards of the district(2) shall be abolished.

(2) The district shall be divided into twenty-one wards, which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 1.

(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of that Schedule by reference to parishes or, where no area is so described, the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by red lines; and the number of councillors to be elected for each ward shall be the number specified in respect of the ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

(4) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, watercourse or similar geographical feature, it shall be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Wards of the parish of Albrighton

3.  The parish of Albrighton shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 2; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule; and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Bridgnorth

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Bridgnorth shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into four parish wards which shall bear the names Bridgnorth Castle, Bridgnorth East, Bridgnorth Morfe and Bridgnorth West; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward bearing the same name, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be four.

Wards of the parish of Broseley

5.  The parish of Broseley shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 3; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule; and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Shifnal

6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Shifnal shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names Idsall, Manor and Rural; and the wards shall comprise the areas of the district wards bearing the names Shifnal Idsall, Shifnal Manor and Shifnal Rural, respectively.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for the Idsall parish ward shall be seven, for the Manor parish ward shall be six and for the Rural parish ward shall be two.

Wards of the parish of Worfield

7.  The parish of Worfield shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 4; each parish shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule; and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Revocation

8.  The District of Bridgnorth (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976 is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Beverley Hughes

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

24th May 2000

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