The Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-10-16

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2569

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1998

Made
16th October 1998

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)
Whereas the Local Government Commission for England, acting pursuant to section 15(4) of the Local Government Act 1992(1), has submitted to the Secretary of State a report dated November 1997 on its review of the borough of Allerdale(2) together with its recommendations:
And whereas the Secretary of State has decided to give effect to those recommendations:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 17(3) and 26 of the Local Government Act 1992, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1998.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 6th May 1999, 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 the day on which it is made.

(3) In this Order–

“the Borough” means the borough of Allerdale; and

“existing”, in relation to a ward, means the ward as it exists on the date this Order is made;

any reference to “the map” is a reference to the map prepared by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Changes) Order 1998”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(4).

Wards of Allerdale

2.—(1) The existing wards of the borough(5) shall be abolished.

(2) The borough shall be divided into thirty-one wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 1.

(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of that Schedule by reference to parishes or, where no area is so described, the area designated on the map by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by red lines; and the number of councillors to be elected for each ward shall be the number specified in respect of the ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

(4) Where a boundary is shown on the map as running along a road, railway line, footway, waterway or other similar geographical feature, it shall be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Wards of the parish of Workington

3.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Workington shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into six parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 2; each parish ward shall comprise the area described in column (2) of that Schedule by reference to wards of the borough, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Cockermouth

4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Cockermouth shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names of All Saints and Christchurch respectively and each parish ward shall comprise the area of the ward of the borough bearing the same name.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be six.

Wards of the parish of Maryport

5.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Maryport shall be abolished.

(2) The parish shall be divided into four parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 3; each parish ward shall comprise the area described in column (2) of that Schedule by reference to wards of the borough, and the numbers of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in column (3) of that Schedule.

Numbers of parish councillors

6.—(1) The number of councillors to be elected for Blennerhasset & Torpenhow parish shall be nine.

(2) The number of councillors to be elected for Lorton parish shall be seven.

(3) The number of councillors to be elected for Westnewton parish shall be seven.

Revocation

7.  The Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
16th October 1998

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of ward
Description of area
Number of councillors

All Saints

3

Aspatria
The parishes of Aspatria and Allhallows
2

Boltons
The parishes of Bassenthwaite, Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth, Boltons, Ireby and Uldale, and Underskiddaw
1

Broughton St Bridget's
The parishes of Bridekirk, Brigham, Broughton, and Papcastle
2

Christchurch

2

Clifton
The parishes of Great Clifton and Little Clifton
1

Crummock
The parishes of Blindbothel, Blindcrake, Buttermere, Embleton, Lorton, Loweswater, Setmurthy and Wythop
1

Dalton
The parishes of Dean and Greysouthen
1

Derwent Valley
The parishes of Above Derwent and Borrowdale
1

Ellen
The parishes of Crosscanonby and Dearham
2

Ellenborough

2

Ewanrigg

2

Flimby

1

Harrington

2

Holme
The parishes of Allonby, Holme Abbey and Holme St Cuthbert
1

Keswick
The parishes of Keswick, and St John’s Castlerigg and Wythburn
3

Marsh
The parishes of Bowness and Kirkbampton
1

Moorclose

3

Moss Bay

3

Netherhall

2

St John's

3

St Michael's

3

Seaton
The parishes of Camerton and Seaton
3

Silloth

2

Solway
The parishes of Bromfield, Hayton and Mealo, Oughterside and Allerby, and Westnewton
1

Stainburn

1

Wampool
The parishes of Aikton and Thursby
1

Warnell
The parishes of Caldbeck, Sebergham and Westward
1

Waver
The parishes of Dundraw, Holme East Waver, Kirkbride, Waverton and Woodside
1

Wharrels
The parishes of Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Bothel and Threapland, Gilcrux, and Plumbland
1

Wigton
The parish of Wigton
3

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2WARDS OF THE PARISH OF WORKINGTON: NAMES, AREAS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of ward
Description of area
Number of councillors

Harrington
That part of the parish of Workington which is within the Harrington borough ward
3

Moorclose
Moorclose borough ward
6

Moss Bay
Moss Bay borough ward
7

St John's
St John’s borough ward
5

St Michael's
St Michael’s borough ward
7

Stainburn
Stainburn borough ward
2

Article 5

SCHEDULE 3WARDS OF THE PARISH OF MARYPORT: NAMES, AREAS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of ward
Description of area
Number of councillors

Ellenborough
Ellenborough borough ward
5

Ewanrigg
That part of the parish of Maryport which is within the Ewanrigg borough ward
5

Flimby
Flimby borough ward
3

Netherall
Netherall borough ward
5

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order gives effect to recommendations by the Local Government Commission for England for electoral changes in the borough of Allerdale.
Article 2 abolishes all of the existing wards of the borough and provides for the creation of 31 new wards. That article and Schedule 1 also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.
Article 3 and Schedule 2 abolish the existing wards of the parish of Workington and provide for the creation of six new wards and the number of councillors for each.
Article 4 abolishes the existing wards of the parish of Cockermouth and provides for the creation of two new parish wards each with 6 councillors.
Article 5 and Schedule 3 abolish the existing wards of Maryport and provide for the creation of four new wards and the number of councillors for each.
Article 6 makes electoral changes in the parishes of Blennerhasset and Torpenhow, Lorton, and Westnewtown.
The areas of the new borough and parish wards are demarcated on the map described in article 1(3). Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of Allerdale Borough Council and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions which are located at 2nd Floor, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE.


(1)
1992 c. 19.

(2)
The non-metropolitan district of Allerdale has the status of a borough.

(3)
Section 17 is amended by section 39(4) and (5) of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29).

(4)
S.I. 1994/867, to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(5)
see The Borough of Allerdale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/1246).
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