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The Borough of Eastleigh (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 2001

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Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Borough of Eastleigh (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 2001.

(2) This article and articles 3, 4, 10 and 11 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 2 of this Order shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

(4) Articles 6 to 9 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 Fair Oak and Horton Heath, Hedge End, Hound, and West End, respectively, to be held on 1st May 2003, on 10th October 2002;

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

(5) 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 Bishopstoke, to be held on 2nd May 2004, on 10th October 2003;

(b)for all other purposes, on 2nd May 2004.

(6) In this Order—

“borough” means the borough of Eastleigh;

“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 Borough of Eastleigh (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 2001”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(2); and

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

Transfers between parishes

2.—(1) The area shaded in blue and designated by the letter “A” on sheet 1 shall cease to be part of the parish of Bishopstoke and shall become part of the parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath.

(2) The area shaded in blue and designated by the letter “B” on sheet 1 shall cease to be part of the parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath and shall become part of the parish of Bishopstoke.

(3) The area shaded in blue and designated by the letter “C” on sheet 1 shall cease to be part of the parish of West End and shall become part of the parish of Botley.

(4) The area shaded in blue and designated by the letter “D” on sheet 1 shall cease to be part of the parish of West End and shall become—

(a)part of the parish of Hedge End; and

(b)part of the existing Hedge End Wildern parish ward of that parish.

Wards of the borough of Eastleigh

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

(2) The borough shall be divided into nineteen wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 1.

(3) The wards shall comprise the areas designated on the map by reference to the names of the wards 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 (2) 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 Eastleigh

4.—(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(3).

(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) Of the councillors elected in 2002 for any ward of the borough—

(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 years of retirement and the newly-elected councillors shall come into office on the day on which their predecessors retire.

Wards of the parish of Bishopstoke

5.  The parish of Bishopstoke 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 seven.

Wards of the parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath

6.  The parish of Fair Oak and Horton Heath 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 the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Hedge End

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

(2) The parish shall be divided into seven parish wards which shall bear the names Freegrounds, Grange Park East, Grange Park West, St Helen's, St John's, Shamblehurst and Wildern; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 4 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 three.

Wards of the parish of Hound

8.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Hound shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into four parish wards which shall bear the names Butlocks Heath, Ingleside, Netley Abbey and Old Netley; and each parish ward shall comprise the area designated on sheet 5 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 Butlocks Heath, Ingleside and Old Netley parish wards shall be two, and for the Netley Abbey parish ward shall be nine.

Wards of the parish of West End

9.  The parish of West End 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.

Elections in the parishes of Botley and Hamble

10.—(1) Elections of all parish councillors for the parishes of Botley and Hamble shall be held simultaneously on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2004 and every fourth year after 2004.

(2) The term of office of parish councillors to whom paragraph (1) applies 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

11.  The Borough of Eastleigh (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975 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

14th March 2001

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