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2018 No. 534

Local Government, England

The South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018

Made

26th April 2018

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

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 16th January 2018 stating its recommendations for changes to the electoral arrangements for the district of South Gloucestershire. The Commission has decided to give effect to those recommendations.

A draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament, a period of forty days has expired since the day on which it was laid 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) and (4) of the Act.

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018.

(2) This article and article 2 come into force on the day after the day on which this Order is made.

(3) Articles 3 and 4 come into force—

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

(b)for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors(3) in 2019.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Order “the map” means the map marked “Map referred to in the South Gloucestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2018”, held by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England(4).

(2) 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 district of South Gloucestershire and number of councillors

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

(2) The district of South Gloucestershire is divided into 28 wards as listed in the first column of the table in Schedule 1.

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

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

Wards of the parishes of Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Downend & Bromley Heath, Hanham Abbots, Oldland, Patchway, Siston, Stoke Gifford, Westerleigh, Winterbourne and Yate

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parishes of Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Downend & Bromley Heath, Hanham Abbots, Oldland, Patchway, Siston, Stoke Gifford, Westerleigh, Winterbourne and Yate are abolished.

(2) The parish of Almondsbury is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 1 in Schedule 2.

(3) The parish of Bradley Stoke is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 2 in Schedule 2.

(4) The parish of Downend & Bromley Heath is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 3 in Schedule 2.

(5) The parish of Hanham Abbots is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 4 in Schedule 2.

(6) The parish of Oldland is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 5 in Schedule 2.

(7) The parish of Patchway is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 6 in Schedule 2.

(8) The parish of Siston is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 7 in Schedule 2.

(9) The parish of Stoke Gifford is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 8 in Schedule 2.

(10) The parish of Westerleigh is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 9 in Schedule 2.

(11) The parish of Winterbourne is divided into the two parish wards listed in the first column of table 10 in Schedule 2.

(12) The parish of Yate is divided into the three parish wards listed in the first column of table 11 in Schedule 2.

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

(14) 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 the relevant table in Schedule 2.

Sealed with the seal of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Legal seal

Jolyon Jackson

Chief Executive

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

26th April 2018

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1Names of district wards and number of councillors

(1)

Name of district ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Bitton & Oldland Common2
Boyd Valley2
Bradley Stoke North2
Bradley Stoke South2
Charfield1
Charlton & Cribbs3
Chipping Sodbury & Cotswold Edge2
Dodington2
Emersons Green3
Filton2
Frampton Cotterell3
Frenchay & Downend3
Hanham3
Kingswood2
Longwell Green2
New Cheltenham2
Parkwall & Warmley2
Patchway Coniston1
Pilning & Severn Beach1
Severn Vale2
Staple Hill & Mangotsfield3
Stoke Gifford3
Stoke Park & Cheswick1
Thornbury3
Winterbourne2
Woodstock2
Yate Central2
Yate North3

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2Names of parish wards and number of councillors

Table 1

Wards of the parish of Almondsbury

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Almondsbury4
Compton2
Cribbs Causeway7

Table 2

Wards of the parish of Bradley Stoke

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

North6
South7
Stoke Brook2

Table 3

Wards of the parish of Downend & Bromley Heath

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Downend10
Staple Hill2

Table 4

Wards of the parish of Hanham Abbots

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

East4
West9

Table 5

Wards of the parish of Oldland

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Cadbury Heath7
Longwell Green7
Mount Hill1

Table 6

Wards of the parish of Patchway

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Callicroft9
Coniston6

Table 7

Wards of the parish of Siston

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Common3
Rural1
Warmley5

Table 8

Wards of the parish of Stoke Gifford

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Central9
University3

Table 9

Wards of the parish of Westerleigh

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Coalpit Heath7
Westerleigh2

Table 10

Wards of the parish of Winterbourne

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Frenchay4
Winterbourne12

Table 11

Wards of the parish of Yate

(1)

Name of parish ward

(2)

Number of councillors

Central6
North9
South2

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order makes changes to electoral arrangements for the district of South Gloucestershire following recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England. The area of the district remains unchanged. The changes made by this Order apply in respect of local government elections held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2019.

Article 3 abolishes the existing electoral wards of the district of South Gloucestershire and replaces them with 28 new ones. It establishes the names and areas of the new electoral wards and the number of councillors for each.

Article 4 makes changes to parish wards which are consequential to the changes made by article 3.

The area covered by each ward created by this Order is identified on a map which is available for inspection at reasonable times at the offices of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. The map may also be accessed at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/gloucestershire/south-gloucestershire

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)

The ordinary day of election of councillors in England and Wales is prescribed by section 37(1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2) as amended by section 18(2) of the Representation of the People Act 1985 (c.50) and by paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c.29) and as prospectively amended by section 6(16) of the Wales Act 2017 (c.4).

(4)

Prints of the map are available for inspection at reasonable times at the principal office of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. It is also accessible online at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/south-west/gloucestershire/south-gloucestershire

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