The Borough of Kettering (Electoral Changes) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-10-08

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2508

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

Made
8th 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 March 1997 on its review of the borough of Kettering(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 Kettering (Electoral Changes) Order 1998.

(2) This Order shall come into force for all purposes 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 10th October 1998.

(3) In this Order–

“the borough” means the borough of Kettering;

“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 Kettering (Electoral Changes) Order 1998”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(4); and

any reference to a numbered sheet is a reference to the sheet of the map which bears that number.

Wards of Kettering

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

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

(3) The wards shall comprise the areas described in column (2) of the 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 the 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 Burton Latimer

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

(2) The parish shall be divided into three parish wards which shall bear the names Barton, Latimer and Plessy and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 4 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

(3) The numbers of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be one in the case of Barton, five in the case of Latimer and six in the case of Plessy (making a total of 12 councillors).

Wards of the parish of Desborough

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

(2) The parish shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Loatland and St Giles and each parish ward shall comprise the area of the ward of the borough bearing the same name.

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

Wards of the parish of Rothwell

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

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

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

Revocation

6.  The Borough of Kettering (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976 is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
8th October 1998

Article 2

SCHEDULEBOROUGH OF KETTERING: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of ward
Area of ward
Number of councillors

All Saints

2

Avondale

2

Barton

2

Brambleside

2

Buccleuch
The parishes of Cranford, Grafton Underwood, Rushton, Warkton and Weekley
1

Latimer

2

Loatland

2

Millbrook

2

Pipers Hill

2

Plessy

2

Queen Eleanor
The parishes of Geddington, and Newton and Little Oakley
1

St Andrew's

3

St Giles

2

St Mary's

3

St Michael's

2

St Peter's

2

Slade
The parishes of Broughton, Cransley, Harrington, Loddington, Orton, Pytchley, and Thorpe Malsor
2

Spinney

2

Tresham

2

Trinity

2

Warkton

2

Welland
The parishes of Ashley, Brampton Ash, Braybrooke, Dingley, Stoke Albany, Sutton Bassett, Weston by Welland, and Wilbarston
1

Wicksteed

2

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 Kettering.
Article 2 abolishes all of the existing wards of the borough and provides for the creation of 23 new wards. That article and the Schedule also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.
Article 3 provides for the creation of three new parish wards in the parish of Burton Latimer.
Article 4 provides for the creation of two new parish wards in the parish of Burton Desborough.
Article 5 provides for the creation of two new parish wards in the parish of Rothwell.
The areas of the new district 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 Kettering 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 Kettering 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 Kettering (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/823).
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