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The Flintshire (Communities) Order 2016

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Title and commencement

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Flintshire (Communities) Order 2016.

(2) For any purpose set out in regulation 4(1) of the Regulations, this Order comes into force on 1 December 2016.

(3) For all other purposes this Order comes into force on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2017(1).

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“existing” (“presennol”) in relation to a local government area, means that area as it exists immediately before the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2017;

“new” (“newydd”), in relation to a local government area, means that area as established by this Order;

“the Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau”) means the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976(2);

any reference to a map means one of the 7 maps marked “Map of the Flintshire (Communities) Order 2016” deposited in accordance with regulation 5 of the Regulations and labelled “A” to “G”, and a reference to a lettered map is a reference to the map that bears that letter; and

where a boundary is shown on a 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.

Local government area changes

3.  Changes are made in the local government area of the County of Flintshire in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

Mold and Halkyn – change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

4.—(1) The part of the community of Halkyn shown hatched on Map A—

(a)is transferred to the community of Mold;

(b)forms part of the Mold East ward of the community of Mold; and

(c)forms part of the electoral division of Mold East.

(2) In the community of Halkyn shown on Map B—

(a)the existing community wards of Halkyn, Rhesycae and Rhosesmor are amalgamated to form the new community ward of Halkyn Mountain which is shown cross-hatched on Map B;

(b)the new community ward of Halkyn Mountain is within the electoral division of Halkyn;

(c)the number of councillors to be elected for the new Halkyn Mountain ward is 8; and

(d)the number of councillors to be elected for the Pentre Halkyn ward is 5.

Broughton and Bretton and Pen-y-Ffordd – change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

5.—(1) The part of the community of Pen-y-Ffordd shown hatched on Map C is transferred to the community of Broughton and Bretton.

(2) In the part of the community of Broughton and Bretton shown hatched on Map D—

(a)the existing community wards of Broughton and Bretton East and Broughton and Bretton North are amalgamated to form the new community ward of Broughton and Bretton North East;

(b)the new community ward of Broughton and Bretton North East is within the electoral division of Broughton North East; and

(c)the number of councillors to be elected for the new Broughton North East ward is 5.

(3) For the part of the community of Broughton and Bretton shown cross-hatched on Map D—

(a)this comprises the Broughton and Bretton South ward;

(b)it forms part of the electoral division of Broughton South; and

(c)the number of councillors to be elected for the Broughton and Bretton South ward is 9.

Pen-y-Ffordd and Higher Kinnerton - change to community areas and consequential change to electoral divisions

6.  The part of the community of Higher Kinnerton shown hatched on Map E—

(a)is transferred to the community of Pen-y-Ffordd; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Pen-y-Ffordd.

Pen-y-Ffordd and Hope - change to community areas and consequential changes to electoral divisions

7.  The part of the community of Hope shown hatched on Map F—

(a)is transferred to the community of Pen-y-Ffordd; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Pen-y-Ffordd.

Pen-y-Ffordd and Leeswood – change to community areas and consequential changes to electoral divisions

8.—(1) The part of the community of Leeswood shown hatched on Map G—

(a)is transferred to the community of Pen-y-Ffordd; and

(b)forms part of the electoral division of Pen-y-Ffordd.

(2) In the community of Pen-y-Ffordd the number of councillors to be elected is 13.

Consequential Amendments

9.—(1) The County of Flintshire (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In column (2) of the Table in the Schedule, for the entry in the column opposite the Name of the New Electoral Division of Halkyn substitute—

  • The Halkyn Mountain ward of the Community of Halkyn.

Mark Drakeford

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

25 November 2016

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