Tuesday, 23 January 2018

New South Glos wards confirmed

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for the new wards for South Gloucestershire Council, to take effect from the elections in May next year. In the area covered by this blog:

  • There will be two wards covering most of Yate - Yate North (3 councillors) and Yate Central (2 councillors)
  • The Dodington ward (2 councillors) will cover Shire Way/Rodford Way, the Birds and the yate area around Abbotswood.
  • Chipping Sodbury, Cotswold Edge and Wickwar Parish will be combined as a 2 councillor ward.
  • Westerleigh and Ladden Brook wards will disappear. 
  •  The Westerleigh ward of Westerleigh Parish and Dodington South ward of Dodington Parish, which are both currently in Westerleigh ward, will move into an enlarged Boyd Valley ward (2 councillors)
  • Frampton Cotterell ward will be enlarged to become a 3 councillor ward, covering the parishes of Frampton Cotterell, Iron Acton, Rangeworthy and Tytherington and the Coalpit Heath ward of Westerleigh Parish. 
The external boundaries of the Parish Councils are unchanged. For example Westerleigh Parish will still cover Westerleigh village, most of Coalpit Heath, Henfield, Ram Hill, Kendleshire, Mayshill, Nibley (south of the River Frome) and the Stover Road area of Yate. However, instead of being in the one member Westerleigh ward, the Parish will now be covered partly by the 3 member Frampton Cotterell ward and partly by the 2 member Boyd Valley ward.

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