1998 No. 3135
LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES
The County Borough of Caerphilly (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998
23rd November 1998
Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)
Whereas in pursuance of sections 58(1) and 64 of the Local Government Act 1972(1), the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales in February 1997 submitted proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the County Borough of Caerphilly;
And whereas in giving effect to those proposals I have decided to make a modification;
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 58(2) and 67(4) and (5) of the said Act(2), I hereby make the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the County Borough of Caerphilly (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998.
(2) This Order shall come into operation on 6th May 1999 except that for the purposes of all proceedings preliminary or relating to an election to be held on or after that day, it shall come into force immediately.
2.—(1) The existing electoral divisions of the County Borough of Caerphilly specified in the Schedule to the County Borough of Caerphilly Electoral Arrangements Order 1994(3) shall be abolished.
(2) For the purposes of the elections of councillors for the County Borough of Caerphilly, that County Borough shall be divided into 33 electoral divisions which shall bear the names specified in column (1) of the Schedule to this Order, and each such electoral division shall comprise the area specified thereto in column (2) of that Schedule.
(3) The number of councillors to be returned for each such electoral division shall be the number specified opposite thereto in column (3) of the Schedule to this Order.
Register of local government electors
3. The registration officer shall make such re-arrangement or adaptation of the register of local government electors as may be necessary on account of the coming into force of this Order.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales
Jon Owen Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
23rd November 1998
SCHEDULENAMES AND AREAS OF AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS FOR NEW ELECTORAL DIVISIONS
Name of New Electoral Division
Area of New Electoral Division
Number of Councillors
The Aberbargoed ward of the Community of Bargoed
The Community of Abercarn
The Community of Aber Valley
The Community of Argoed
The Bargoed and Park wards of the Community of Bargoed
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen
The Community of Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen
The Community of Blackwood
The Community of Cefn Fforest
The Community of Crosskeys
The Community of Crumlin
The Community of Darren Valley
The Gilfach ward of the Community of Bargoed
The Cefn Hengoed and Hengoed wards of the Community of Gelligaer
The Community of Llanbradach
The Community of Maesycwmmer
The Bryncenydd, Parcyfelin and Tonyfelin wards of the Community of Caerphilly
The Abertysswg, Moriah and St. David’s wards of the Community of Rhymney
The Community of Nelson
The Community of Newbridge
The Community of New Tredegar
The Community of Pengam
The Community of Penmaen
The Community of Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn
The Community of Pontllanfraith
The Pontlottyn ward of the Community of Rhymney
That part of the Community of Risca bounded by a line commencing at the point on the Caerphilly County Borough boundary at Grid Reference ST24879259, thence southwestwards along a track to Grid Reference ST24799214, thence southwestwards along a cart track to Grid Reference ST24679204, thence southwestwards along field boundaries to the stream at Grid Reference ST24459185, thence along that stream southwestwards to the place where it enters the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (disused), thence southwards along that Canal to a point due east of the corner of the rear curtilage of No. 8 Bryn-hyfryd Terrace, thence westwards to that corner and along the southern curtilage of that property to the mineral railway, thence southeastwards along that railway to the Caerphilly County Borough boundary, thence northeastwards and northwestwards along the County Borough boundary to the point of commencement.
That part of the Community of Risca not contained in the Risca East Electoral Division
The Cascade, Greenhill and Tir-y-berth wards of the Community of Gelligaer
The Communities of Rudry and Van
The Castle, Twyn and Watford wards of the Community of Caerphilly
The Twyn Carno ward of the Community of Rhymney
The Community of Ynysddu
The Ystrad Mynach ward of the Community of Gelligaer
Section 58(1) was amended by section 66(5) of, and Schedule 15, paragraphs 1 and 11 to, the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. Section 64 was substituted by section 6 to that Act of 1994.
1972 c. 70. Section 67(5) was amended by section 40(1) and (5) of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29), article 3(a) of the Government Act (References to Aldermen) Order 1977, S.I. 1977/1710 and section 66(5) and (8) of, Schedule 15, paragraphs 1 and 15, and Schedule 18 to, the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19).
Made on 19th December 1994 under Schedule 5, paragraph 2, to the Local Government Act 1972 (as substituted by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, section 3 and Schedule 3).