The Boundary Committee are presently reviewing Cheshire East with
a view to recommending council ward boundary changes.
They have already decided to keep 82 seats on Cheshire East
Council (rather than fewer or more) as there are now and making
proposals regarding the sub-division of the Cheshire East area
into wards that will support 82 councillors of roughly equal numbers
of electors per council seat.
Their draft proposals have been published in November 2009.
Presently Bollington is in a ward that includes Rainow, Pott Shrigley,
Kettleshulme and Disley - a very large, mainly rural, ward with
very little relationship between the Bollington end and the Disley
end. Three councillors represent the ward.
The Boundary Committee is proposing to cut this ward so
that Bollington has two councillors. The area covered would be
Bollington and Higher Hurdsfield. This ward would have
6% fewer electors per councillor than the
authority average. The objective is plus or minus 10% so
those parameters are met by this proposal.
There will now be a consultation period, during which the committee
encourage comment upon
the Boundary Committee's draft recommendations on the proposed
electoral arrangements for Cheshire
East Council contained in the report. They take this consultation
very seriously and
it is therefore important that all those interested in the review
should let them
have their views and evidence, whether or not they agree with these
The committee will take into account all submissions
received by 1 February 2010. Any received after this date may
not be taken into account. They would particularly welcome local
views backed up by demonstrable evidence. They
will consider all the representations submitted to them during
the consultation period
before preparing their final recommendations.
Express your views
by writing to:
Cheshire East Review
The Boundary Committee for England
Great Peter Street
London SW1P 2HW
Comments can also be submitted by email to:
Please note that the committee are restricted in the way that they
can divide up the area and these restrictions should be studied before
you submit comments involving changes to the boundaries.
The committee web site contains links to a selection of maps. The only
one relevant to Bollington in 'Map 1: large map of the area'. This
map is, indeed, very large at 55Mb.