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The Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

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Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 113

Local Government, England

The Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2015

Made

3rd February 2015

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

Under section 58(4) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009(1) (“the Act”) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(2) (“the Commission”) published a report dated October 2014 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the district of Cotswold. The Commission has decided to give effect to the recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before Parliament and a period of forty days has expired and neither House has resolved that the instrument be not made.

The Commission makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 59(1) of the Act:

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2015.

(2) This Order comes into force—

(a)for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to the election of councillors, on the day after it is made;

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2015.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the Cotswold (Electoral Changes) Order 2015”, prints of which are available for inspection at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England;

“ordinary day of election of councillors” has the meaning given by section 37 of the Representation of the People Act 1983(3).

Wards of the district of Cotswold and number of councillors

3.—(1) The existing wards of the district of Cotswold are abolished.

(2) The district of Cotswold is divided into 32 district wards, each listed by name in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

(3) Each district ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the district ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each district ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of the table in Schedule 1.

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

Wards of the parish of Bourton-on-the-Water and number of councillors

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Bourton-on-the-Water are abolished.

(2) The parish of Bourton-on-the-Water is divided into two parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Cirencester and number of councillors

5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Cirencester are abolished.

(2) The parish of Cirencester is divided into eight parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Fairford and number of councillors

6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Fairford are abolished.

(2) The parish of Fairford is divided into two parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Moreton-in-Marsh and number of councillors

7.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Moreton-in-Marsh are abolished.

(2) The parish of Moreton-in-Marsh is divided into two parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 4 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 4 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of South Cerney and number of councillors

8.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of South Cerney are abolished.

(2) The parish of South Cerney is divided into two parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 5 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 5 in Schedule 2.

Wards of the parish of Tetbury and number of councillors

9.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Tetbury are abolished.

(2) The parish of Tetbury is divided into three parish wards, each listed by name in the first column of table 6 in Schedule 2.

(3) Each parish ward comprises the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the parish ward.

(4) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward is the number specified in relation to that ward in the second column of table 6 in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England on the 3rd day of February 2015

Legal seal

Max Caller

Chairman

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

3rd February 2015

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of district wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of district ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Abbey1
Blockley1
Bourton Vale1
Bourton Village1
Campden & Vale2
Chedworth & Churn Valley1
Chesterton1
Coln Valley1
Ermin1
Fairford North1
Fosseridge1
Four Acres1
Grumbolds Ash with Avening1
Kemble1
Lechlade, Kempsford & Fairford South2
Moreton East1
Moreton West1
New Mills1
Northleach1
Sandywell1
Siddington & Cerney Rural1
South Cerney Village1
St Michael’s1
Stow1
Stratton1
Tetbury East & Rural1
Tetbury Town1
Tetbury with Upton1
The Ampneys & Hampton1
The Beeches1
The Rissingtons1
Watermoor1

Articles 4 to 9

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of Bourton-on-the-Water and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Bourton Village8
Bourton South-East3

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Cirencester and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Abbey2
Chesterton2
Four Acres2
New Mills1
St Michael’s2
Stratton2
The Beeches2
Watermoor2

Table 3

Wards of the parish of Fairford and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Fairford North9
Fairford South4

Table 4

Wards of the parish of Moreton-in-Marsh and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Moreton East6
Moreton West5

Table 5

Wards of the parish of South Cerney and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

South Cerney Village8
South Cerney Rural3

Table 6

Wards of the parish of Tetbury and number of councillors

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Tetbury East4
Tetbury Town6
Tetbury West5

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the district of Cotswold following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the district remains unchanged. The electoral changes apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2015.

Article 3 abolishes the existing wards of the district of Cotswold and replaces them with 32 new ones. That article, the map (as defined in article 2) and Schedule 1 also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new district wards.

Articles 4 to 9 abolish the existing wards of the parishes of (i) Bourton-on-the-Water, (ii) Cirencester, (iii) Fairford, (iv) Moreton-in-Marsh, (v) South Cerney and (vi) Tetbury respectively and replace them with new ones. Those articles, the map and Schedule 2 also establish the names, areas and number of councillors of the new parish wards.

The map defined in article 2 shows the new district and parish wards. It is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/gloucestershire/cotswold-fer . The map is also available for inspection at all reasonable times at the offices of Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX and at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England at Layden House, 76 – 86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(2)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England was established on 1st April 2010 by section 55(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.

(3)

1983 c.2; section 37 has been amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50), paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29) and section 60(1) of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c.28).

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