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2000 No. 1419

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The District of North Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000

Made

24th May 2000

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

Whereas the Local Government Commission for England, acting pursuant to section 15(4) of the Local Government Act 1992(1), has submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated August 1999 on its review of the district of North Shropshire together with its recommendations:

And whereas the Secretary of State has decided to give effect to those recommendations:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(2) and 26 of the Local Government Act 1992, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the District of North Shropshire (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 North Shropshire;

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

any reference to the map is a reference to the map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the District of North Shropshire (Electoral Changes) Order 2000”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(3); and

any reference to a numbered sheet is a reference to the sheet of the map which bears that number.

Wards of North Shropshire

2.—(1) The existing wards of the district (4) shall be abolished.

(2) The district shall be divided into twenty-four 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 parishes and parish wards 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 Baschurch

3.  The parish of Baschurch 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 Ellesmere Rural

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

(2) The parish shall be divided into four wards, which shall bear the names Dudleston, Dudleston Heath, Tetchill and Welsh Frankton; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheets 14 and 15 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for each of the parish wards of Dudleston and Dudleston Heath shall be four, and for each of the parish wards of Tetchill and Welsh Frankton shall be two.

Wards of the parish of Market Drayton

5.  The parish of Market Drayton shall be divided into three 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 Norton in Hales

6.  The parish of Norton in Hales shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 4; 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 Prees

7.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Prees shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names Fauls, Prees and Prees Higher Heath; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 13 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be four.

Wards of the parish of Stoke upon Tern

8.  The parish of Stoke upon Tern shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 5; 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 five.

Wards of the parish of Wem Rural

9.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Wem Rural shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names Edstaston, Newtown and Wem; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheets 12 and 13 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for each of the Edstaston and Newtown parish wards shall be five and for the Wem parish ward shall be two.

Wards of the parish of Wem Urban

10.  The parish of Wem Urban shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 6; 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 seven.

Wards of the parish of Whitchurch Urban

11.  The parish of Whitchurch Urban shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 7; 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 five.

Revocation

12.  The District of North Shropshire (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

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of wardArea of wardNumber of Councillors
Baschurch1
Clive and MyddleThe parishes of Clive, Grinshill, Hadnall and Myddle & Broughton2
Cockshutt1
Dudleston Heath1
Ellesmere and WelshamptonThe parish of Ellesmere Urban and the Welshampton ward of Welshampton & Lyneal parish3
HinstockThe parishes of Cheswardine, Child’s Ercall and Hinstock2
Hodnet2
Hordley, Tetchill and Lyneal1
Market Drayton East2
Market Drayton North3
Market Drayton South2
PreesThe parish of Prees2
Shavington1
ShawburyThe parishes of Moreton Corbet & Lee Brockhurst and Shawbury2
Sutton1
Wem East2
Wem Rural1
Wem West2
Whitchurch North2
Whitchurch RuralThe parish of Whitchurch Rural1
Whitchurch South2
Whitchurch West2
Whixhall1
Woore1

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2WARDS OF THE PARISH OF BASCHURCH: NAMES AND AREAS AND NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of wardArea of wardNumber of Councillors
BaschurchThe district ward of Baschurch9
Weston LullingfieldsSo much of the district ward of Cockshutt as comprises the parish of Baschurch3

Article 5

SCHEDULE 3WARDS OF THE PARISH OF MARKET DRAYTON: NAMES AND AREAS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of wardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
EastThe district ward of Market Drayton East5
NorthThe district ward of Market Drayton North7
SouthThe district ward of Market Drayton South5

Article 6

SCHEDULE 4WARDS OF THE PARISH OF NORTON IN HALES: NAMES AND AREAS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of wardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
BettonSo much of the district ward of Shavington as comprises the parish of Norton in Hales2
Norton in HalesSo much of the district ward of Woore as comprises the parish of Norton in Hales6

Article 8

SCHEDULE 5WARDS OF THE PARISH OF STOKE UPON TERN: NAMES AND AREAS

(1)(2)
Name of wardArea of ward
Stoke HeathSo much of the district ward of Sutton as comprises the parish of Stoke upon Tern
Stoke upon TernSo much of the district ward of Hodnet as comprises the parish of Stoke upon Tern

Article 10

SCHEDULE 6WARDS OF THE PARISH OF WEM URBAN: NAMES AND AREAS

(1)(2)
Name of wardArea of ward
Wem EastSo much of the district ward of Wem East as comprises the parish of Wem Urban
Wem WestSo much of the district ward of Wem West as comprises the parish of Wem Urban

Article 11

SCHEDULE 7WARDS OF THE PARISH OF WHITCHURCH URBAN: NAMES AND AREAS

(1)(2)
Name of wardArea of ward
NorthThe district ward of Whitchurch North
SouthThe district ward of Whitchurch South
WestThe district ward of Whitchurch West

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect to recommendations by the Local Government Commission for England for electoral changes in the district of North Shropshire. The changes have effect in relation to local government elections to be held on and after 1st May 2003.

Article 2 abolishes the existing wards of the district and provides for the creation of twenty-four new wards. That article and Schedule 1 also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.

Articles 3 to 11 make electoral changes in the parishes of Baschurch, Ellesmere Rural, Market Drayton, Norton in Hales, Prees, Stoke upon Tern, Wem Rural, Wem Urban and Whitchurch Urban.

Article 12 revokes the District of North Shropshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976.

The areas of the new district and parish wards are demarcated on the map described in article 1(3). Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of North Shropshire District Council and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 2nd Floor, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE.

(2)

Section 17 is amended by section 39(4) and (5) of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29).

(3)

S.I. 1994/867, to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(4)

See the District of North Shropshire (Electoral Arrangments) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/196).

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