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2001 No. 1019

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Changes) Order 2001

Made

14th March 2001

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2), (3) and (4)

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 July 2000 on its review of the borough(2) of Basingstoke and Deane together with its recommendations:

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

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(3) 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 Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Changes) Order 2001.

(2) This article and articles 2, 3, 8 and 9 shall come into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on 2nd May 2002, on 10th October 2001;

(b)for all other purposes, on 2nd May 2002.

(3) Article 5 of this Order shall come into force—

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

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

(4) Articles 4, 6 and 7 of this Order shall come into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of parish councillors for the parishes of Bramley, Sherborne St John and Sherfield on Loddon, respectively, to be held on 6th May 2004, on 10th October 2003;

(b)for all other purposes, on 6th May 2004.

(5) In this Order—

“borough” means the borough of Basingstoke and Deane;

“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 the map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Changes) Order 2001”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(4).

Wards of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane

2.—(1) The existing wards of the borough(5) shall be abolished.

(2) The borough shall be divided into thirty 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 parish wards or, where an area is not 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.

Elections of the council of Basingstoke and Deane

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this article, elections of councillors for wards of the borough shall be by thirds.

(2) Elections of all councillors for all wards of the borough shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2002(6).

(3) The councillors holding office for any ward of the borough immediately before 6th May 2002 shall retire on that date and the newly-elected councillors for those wards shall come into office on that date.

(4) The order of retirement of councillors shall be as set out in Schedule 2.

(5) Where the number of councillors elected in 2002 for any ward of the borough is two or more—

(a)the first to retire shall, subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), be the councillor elected by the smallest number of votes; and

(b)the second to retire shall, subject to those paragraphs, be the councillor elected by the next smallest number of votes.

(6) In the case of an equality of votes between any persons elected which makes it uncertain which of them is to retire in any year, the person to retire in that year shall be determined by lot.

(7) If an election of councillors for any ward is not contested, the person to retire in each year shall be determined by lot.

(8) Where under this article any question is to be determined by lot, the lot shall be drawn at the next practicable meeting of the council after the question has arisen and the drawing shall be conducted under the direction of the person presiding at the meeting.

(9) Except as otherwise provided in the preceding paragraphs of this article, the term of office of councillors shall be four years; and all councillors shall retire on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in the year of retirement and the newly-elected councillors shall come into office on the day on which their predecessors retire.

Wards of the parish of Bramley

4.  The parish of Bramley 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 borough 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 Dummer

5.  The parish of Dummer 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 borough 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 four.

Wards of the parish of Sherborne St John

6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Sherborne St John shall be abolished.

(2) The parish of Sherborne St John shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 5; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the borough 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 Sherfield on Loddon

7.  The parish of Sherfield on Loddon 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 borough 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.

Parish Elections

8.—(1) Elections of all parish councillors for the parishes of Ashmansworth, Burghclere, East Woodhay, Ecchinswell and Sydmonton, Highclere, Newtown, Pamber and St. Mary Bourne shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2002 and every fourth year after 2002.

(2) Elections of all parish councillors for the parishes of Cliddesden, Ellisfield, Herriard and Upton Grey shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2003 and every fourth year after 2003.

(3) Elections of all parish councillors for the parishes referred to in Schedule 7 shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2004 and every fourth year after 2004.

(4) The term of office of parish councillors elected in accordance with any of paragraphs (1) to (3) shall be four years; and they shall retire on the fourth day after the ordinary day of election of councillors in the year of retirement and the newly-elected councillors shall come into office on the day on which their predecessors retire.

Revocation

9.  The Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992 and the District of Basingstoke (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975(7) are 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

14th March 2001

article 2

SCHEDULE 1NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of WardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
BasingThe parishes of Old Basing, Mapledurwell and Up Nately, and Newnham3
BaughurstThe parish of Baughurst1
Brighton Hill North2
Brighton Hill South2
Brookvale and Kings Furlong2
Buckskin2
BurghclereThe parishes of Burghclere, Ecchinswell and Sydmonton, Litchfield and Woodcott, and Newtown1
Calleva2
Chineham3
East WoodhayThe parish of East Woodhay1
Eastrop2
Grove2
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood3
Highclere and BourneThe parishes of Ashmansworth, Highclere and St Mary Bourne1
Kempshott3
KingsclereThe parishes of Ashford Hill with Headley, Hannington and Kingsclere2
Norden3
Oakley and North Waltham3
Overton, Laverstoke and SteventonThe parishes of Laverstoke, Overton and Steventon2
PamberThe parish of Pamber1
Popley East2
Popley West2
Rooksdown1
Sherborne St John1
South Ham3
Tadley North2
Tadley SouthThe parish wards of East and South of the parish of Tadley2
Upton Grey and The CandoversThe parishes of Bradley, Candovers, Cliddesden, Ellisfield, Farleigh Wallop, Herriard, Nutley, Preston Candover, Tunworth, Upton Grey, Weston Corbett, Weston Patrick and Winslade1
WhitchurchThe parishes of Hurstbourne Priors and Whitchurch2
Winklebury3

article 3(4)

SCHEDULE 2ORDER OF RETIREMENT OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)(4)
Name of WardNumber of Councillors to retire in 2003Number of Councillors to retire in 2004Number of Councillors to retire in 2006
Basing111
Baughurst1
Brighton Hill North11
Brighton Hill South11
Brookvale and Kings Furlong11
Buckskin11
Burghclere1
Calleva11
Chineham111
East Woodhay1
Eastrop11
Grove11
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood111
Highclere and Bourne1
Kempshott111
Kingsclere11
Norden111
Oakley and North Waltham111
Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon11
Pamber1
Popley East11
Popley West11
Rooksdown1
Sherborne St John1
South Ham111
Tadley North11
Tadley South11
Upton Grey and The Candovers1
Whitchurch11
Winklebury111

article 4

SCHEDULE 3WARDS OF THE PARISH OF BRAMLEYNAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of WardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
Bramley EastSo much of the borough ward of Calleva as comprises the parish of Bramley5
Bramley WestSo much of the borough ward of Sherborne St John as comprises the parish of Bramley4

article 5

SCHEDULE 4WARDS OF THE PARISH OF DUMMERNAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS

(1)(2)
Name of WardArea of Ward
BeggarwoodSo much of the borough ward of Hatch Warren and Beggarwood as comprises the parish of Dummer
DummerSo much of the borough ward of Oakley and North Waltham as comprises the parish of Dummer

article 6

SCHEDULE 5WARDS OF THE PARISH OF SHERBORNE ST JOHNNAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of WardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
Popley FieldsSo much of the borough ward of Popley West as comprises the parish of Sherborne St John3
RooksdownSo much of the borough ward of Rooksdown as comprises the parish of Sherborne St John5
Sherborne St JohnSo much of the borough ward of Sherborne St John as comprises the parish of Sherborne St John4

article 7

SCHEDULE 6WARDS OF THE PARISH OF SHERFIELD ON LODDONNAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)(2)(3)
Name of WardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
Sherfield on LoddonSo much of the borough ward of Calleva as comprises the parish of Sherfield on Loddon6
Taylor’s FarmSo much of the borough ward of Chineham as comprises the parish of Sherfield on Loddon4

article 8(3)

SCHEDULE 7PARISHES IN WHICH ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD IN 2004

  • Baughurst

  • Bramley

  • Hartley Wespall

  • Mapledurwell and Up Nately

  • Monk Sherborne

  • Newnham

  • Sherborne St John

  • Sherfield on Loddon

  • Stratfield Saye

  • Wootton St Lawrence

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect, subject to modifications, to recommendations by the Local Government Commission for England for electoral changes in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. The changes have effect in relation to local government elections to be held on and after 2nd May 2002.

The modifications relate to the name of one of the proposed new wards and to boundaries of some of the wards. The Secretary of State has decided that the ward for which the Commission suggested the name “Laverstoke, Overton and Steventon” should be called “Overton, Laverstoke and Steventon”; that the whole of the Brighton Hill Centre should be in the borough ward of Brighton Hill North; and that the boundary between the borough wards of Calleva and Sherborne St John should follow the railway line.

Article 2 abolishes the existing wards of the borough and provides for the creation of 30 new wards. That article and Schedule 1 also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.

Article 3 makes provision for a whole council election in 2002 and for reversion to elections by thirds in subsequent years. Schedule 2 regulates the order of retirement of councillors.

Articles 4 to 7 make electoral changes in the parishes of Bramley, Dummer, Sherborne St John and Sherfield on Loddon.

Article 8 provides for elections of parish councillors in the borough.

Article 9 revokes the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992 and the District of Basingstoke (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975.

The areas of the new borough and parish wards are demarcated on the map described in article 1(5). Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of Basingstoke and Deane Borough 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)

The non-metropolitan district of Basingstoke and Deane has the status of a borough.

(3)

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

(4)

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

(5)

See the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1992 (S.I. 1992/282).

(6)

For the ordinary day of election of councillors of local government areas, see section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c. 50) and section 17 of, and paragraphs 1 and 5 of Schedule 3 to, the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29).

(7)

S.I. 1975/1989.

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