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The Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly (Tredegar and Rhymney) Order 2002

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 651 (W.68)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WALES

The Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly (Tredegar and Rhymney) Order 2002

Made

5th March 2002

Coming into force in accordance with Article 1(2)

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales, has submitted to the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with section 54(1) and 58(1) of the Local Government Act 1972(1) a report dated February 2001 on its review of part of the areas of the County Boroughs of Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly in the communities of Tredegar and Rhymney in the area of Tafarnaubach together with the proposals they have formulated thereon;

and the National Assembly for Wales having decided to give effect to those proposals without modification;

and more than six weeks having elapsed since those proposals were made;

now the National Assembly for Wales in exercise of the powers given to the Secretary of State by section 58(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 which are now vested in the National Assembly for Wales so far as exercisable in Wales hereby by virtue of the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order(2) makes the following Order:

Name and commencement

1.—(1) This Order is called the Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly (Tredegar and Rhymney) Order 2002.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 6th April 2002, which is the appointed day for the purposes of the Regulations, except that for the purpose of all proceedings preliminary or relating to an election to be held on or after that date this order shall come into force on the day after that on which it is made.

Interpretation

2.  this Order—

  • “Blaenau Gwent” (“Blaenau Gwent”) means the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent;

  • “the boundary map” (“y map ffiniau”) means the map prepared by the National Assembly for Wales and marked “Map of the Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly (Tredegar and Rhymney) Order 2002” and deposited in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Regulations;

  • “Caerphilly” (“Caerffili”) means the County Borough of Caerphilly;

  • “the Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau”) means the Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976 as amended(3).

Changes in Principal Community Areas

3.  That part of the community of Rhymney which is in Caerphilly and shown hatched in black on the boundary map shall be separated from that county borough and community and shall form part of the community of Tredegar in Blaenau Gwent.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales

Edwina Hart

Minister for Finance, Local Government and Communities

5th March 2002

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order made in accordance with section 58(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 gives effect to proposals by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales. The effect of those proposals will see an area of the community of Rhymney in Caerphilly in the area of Tafarnau-bach (shown hatched in black on the boundary map referred to in Article 2 of the Order) become part of the community of Tredegar in Blaenau Gwent.

Prints of the boundary map are deposited and may be inspected during normal office hours at the Offices of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council at Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent and at the offices of Caerphilly County Borough Council at Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Caerphilly and at the offices of the National Assembly for Wales at Cathays Park, Cardiff (Local Government Modernisation Division).

The Local Government Area Changes Regulations 1976 (as amended) referred to in Article 2 of this Order contain incidental, consequential, transitional and supplementary provision about the effect and implementation of orders such as this.

(2)

(S.I. 1999/672).

(3)

S.I. 1976/246 as amended by the Local Government Area Changes (Amendment) Regulations 1978 S.I. 1978/247.

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