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The changes if accepted by Parliament will cause a seachange within the City of Peterborough, a small Unitary Authority, and in the process add some £24K each year to the expenses bill to service 3 new councillors, bringing the total number to 60, an additional 3! Marco had asked for 61, the PBROTRIB suggested the number should be axed by half. Especially as we were recently told by a senior councillor that in his/her opinion most of the work is undertaken by just 8 hard-working members....we have the list.
There is some good news, Cllr Turnips (aka Cllr Christopher Harper CON) long suffering Stanground East will vanish. (In 2011, Cllr Turnip only polled a few hundred to get in, 479, to be exact. Other candidates Dave Dent 125 IND. Anne Sylvester 221 LAB. Overall Turnout 37%)..... As we long suspected, a new ward of Stanground South (effectively Cardea) is proposed.
It will not have escaped your notice that Stanground Tory councillors have been drooling over the prospect of Cardea for the last few years, at the expense of the older Stanground communities ( and if the Stanground gang of four decides to kick off, we have the files... )
The longstanding Stanground Gang of 4 Tories will face wholesale change with Stanground Central, and Stanground East both being axed as Fletton & Stanground Ward also Stanground South Wards are created. The downside is that mega environmentally unfriendly rounds-the-clock projects (voted for by most of the Tories) such as the huge Magna Park Rail Freight Terminal, at one time destined for opposite Park Farm, will under the new rules be technically easier to push through the system... so we need to stay on our guard...
Drilling down this is what is being proposed:
The two-member Glinton and Wittering Ward is being dismantled; replaced by a two-member Glinton & Castor Ward taking in Ailsworth, Castor, Marholm, Etton, Glinton, Peakirk, Northborough, Deeping Gate and Maxey Parishes.
Barnack stays as a one-member ward.
A single-member Wittering Ward to include Wittering, Thornhaugh, Wansford, Sutton and Upton Parishes. Barnack remains a one-member ward.
New three-member wards are also proposed for Hampton Vale and Hargate & Hempsted.
Local Government Boundary Commission for England comments:
We have considered all the submissions we received during consultation on our draft recommendations.
In response to representations made to us on the draft recommendations, we have made some changes to our proposals.
In particular, we have made amendments to the configuration of wards in the western part of the city. As such, in place of the three member Barnack ward we put forward as a draft recommendation, the final recommendations propose a single-member Barnack ward which partially mirrors the current warding pattern in this part of Peterborough. In addition, the final recommendations propose a two member Glinton & Castor ward to include the parishes of Ailsworth, Castor, Marholm, Etton, Glinton, Peakirk, Northborough, Deeping Gate and Maxey.
The recommendations also put forward a single-member Wittering ward in this part of Peterborough which includes the parishes of Wittering, Thornhaugh, Wansford, Sutton and Upton.
Elsewhere in the west of Peterborough, the Commission has changed its draft recommendations to create a two-member West ward which includes Longthorpe and South Bretton.
The Commission believes the changes described above provide a better reflection of community interests in this part of Peterborough.
In the North of Peterborough, the Commission has also moved away from its draft recommendation in response to public feedback on the proposed boundary between Werrington and Gunthorpe wards.
Specifically, we have decided that the area surrounding The Green should be moved into our proposed Werrington ward, and that Amberley Slope and Cissbury Ring move into Gunthorpe ward.
The Commission has also proposed an amendment between the proposed Park and North wards.
These changes and detailed recommendations are set out in the full report which is available on our website at www.lgbce.org.uk
Our website also includes interactive mapping where you can explore the final recommendations to street level detail.
Full details of the Commission’s final recommendations
(including maps) can be viewed at:
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