The District of Kennet (Electoral Changes) Order 1999

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Published: 1999-10-22

Statutory Instruments
1999 No. 2922

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND
The District of Kennet (Electoral Changes) Order 1999

Made
22nd October 1999

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 1999 on its review of the district of Kennet 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(2) 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.  This Order may be cited as the District of Kennet (Electoral Changes) Order 1999.

(2) This Order shall come into force—

(a)for the purposes of proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on 1st May 2003, on 10th October 2002;

(b)for all other purposes, on 1st May 2003.

(3) In this Order—

“district” means the district of Kennet;

“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 Environment, Transport and the Regions marked “Map of the District of Kennet (Electoral Changes) Order 1999”, and deposited in accordance with regulation 27 of the Local Government Changes for England Regulations 1994(3); and

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

Wards of Kennet

2.—(1) The existing wards of the district(4) shall be abolished.

(2) The district shall be divided into twenty-nine 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 similar geographical feature, it shall be treated as running along the centre line of the feature.

Wards of the parish of Bishops Cannings

3.—(1) The parish of Bishops Cannings shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Bishops Cannings and Cannings Hill; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 13 by reference to the names of the wards and demarcated by orange lines.

(2) The number of councillors to be elected for the Bishops Cannings parish ward shall be six and for the Cannings Hill parish ward shall be five.

Wards of the town of Devizes

4.—(1) The existing wards of the town of Devizes shall be abolished.

(2) The town shall be divided into three town wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 2; each town ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the town ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each town ward shall be the number specified in respect of the town ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Enford

5.  The parish of Enford shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 3; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Grafton

6.  The parish of Grafton shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 4; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the parish of Ludgershall

7.  The parish of Ludgershall shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 5; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Wards of the town of Marlborough

8.—(1) The existing wards of the town of Marlborough shall be abolished.

(2) The town shall be divided into two town wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 6; each town ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the town ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each town ward shall be eight.

Wards of the parish of Pewsey

9.—(1) The parish of Pewsey shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names Pewsey North and Pewsey South; and the wards shall comprise the areas designated on sheet 14 by reference to the names of the wards and demarcated by orange lines.

(2) The number of councillors to be elected for the Pewsey North parish ward shall be ten and for the Pewsey South parish ward shall be eleven.

Wards of the parish of Wilcot

10.  The parish of Wilcot shall be divided into two parish wards which shall bear the names set out in column (1) of Schedule 7; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward specified in respect of the parish ward in column (2) of that Schedule, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be the number specified in respect of the parish ward in column (3) of that Schedule.

Numbers of parish councillors

11.  The number of parish councillors to be elected for the parish of Ham shall be six.

Revocation

12.  The District of Kennet (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976 is hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions

Beverley Hughes
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
22nd October 1999

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Description of area
Number of Councillors

Aldbourne
The parish of Aldbourne
1

All Cannings
The parishes of All Cannings, Beechingstoke, Chirton, Mardon, North Newnton and Patney
1

Bedwyn

1

Bishops Cannings
The parishes of Bishops Cannings and Etchilhampton
1

Bromham and Rowde
The parishes of Bromham and Rowde
2

Burbage
The parish of Burbage
1

Cheverell
The parishes of Cheverell Magna, Cheverell Parva, Erlestoke, Marston and Worton
1

Collingbourne
The parishes of Collingbourne Ducis, Collingbourne Kingston and Everleigh
1

Devizes East

3

Devizes North

2

Devizes South

2

Lavingtons
The parishes of Market Lavington and West Lavington
2

Ludgershall

2

Marlborough East

2

Marlborough West

2

Milton Lilbourne

1

Netheravon

1

Ogbourne
The parishes of Fyfield, Mildenhall, Ogbourne St Andrew, Ogbourne St George and Preshute
1

Pewsey
The parish of Pewsey
2

Pewsey Vale

1

Potterne
The parish of Potterne
1

Ramsbury
The parishes of Baydon, Chilton Foliat, Froxfield and Ramsbury
2

Roundway
The parish of Roundway
2

Seend
The parishes of Poulshot and Seend
1

Shalbourne

1

Tidworth, Perham Down and Ludgershall South

3

Upavon

1

Urchfont
The parishes of Easterton, Stert and Urchfont
1

West Selkley
The parishes of Avebury, Berwick Bassett, Broad Hinton, East Kennet, Winterbourne Bassett and Winterbourne Monkton
1

Article 4

SCHEDULE 2WARDS OF THE TOWN OF DEVIZES: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward
Number of Councillors

East
So much of the district ward of Devizes East as comprises part of the town of Devizes
7

North
So much of the district ward of Devizes North as comprises part of the town of Devizes
5

South
So much of the district ward of Devizes South as comprises part of the town of Devizes
5

Article 5

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

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward
Number of Councillors

Enford North
So much of the district ward of Upavon as comprises part of the parish of Enford
3

Enford South
So much of the district ward of Netheravon as comprises part of the parish of Enford
8

Article 6

SCHEDULE 4WARDS OF THE PARISH OF GRAFTON: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward
Number of Councillors

Grafton North
So much of the district ward of Bedwyn as comprises part of the parish of Grafton
2

Grafton South
So much of the district ward of Shalbourne as comprises part of the parish of Grafton
7

Article 7

SCHEDULE 5WARDS OF THE PARISH OF LUDGERSHALL: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward
Number of Councillors

Ludgershall North
So much of the district ward of Ludgershall as comprises part of the parish of Ludgershall
12

Ludgershall South
So much of the district ward of Tidworth, Perham Down and Ludgershall South as comprises part of the parish of Ludgershall
3

Article 8

SCHEDULE 6WARDS OF THE TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS

(1)
(2)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward

East
So much of the district ward of Marlborough East as comprises part of the town of Marlborough

West
So much of the district ward of Marlborough West as comprises part of the town of Marlborough

Article 10

SCHEDULE 7WARDS OF THE PARISH OF WILCOT: NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS

(1)
(2)
(3)

Name of Ward
Area of Ward
Number of Councillors

Wilcot East
So much of the district ward of Milton Lilbourne as comprises part of the parish of Wilcot
5

Wilcot West
So much of the district ward of Pewsey Vale as comprises part of the parish of Wilcot
4

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 district of Kennet. The changes have effect in relation to local government elections to be held on and after 1st May 2003.
Article 2 abolishes all of the existing wards of the district and provides for the creation of 29 new wards. That article and Schedule 1 also make provision for the names and areas of, and numbers of councillors for, the new wards.
Articles 3 to 10 make electoral changes in the towns of Devizes and Marlborough, and in the parishes of Bishops Cannings, Enford, Grafton, Ludgershall, Pewsey and Wilcot.
Article 11 provides for six councillors to be elected for the parish of Ham.
Article 12 revokes the District of Kennet (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976.
The areas of the new district, town 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 Kennet District Council and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 2nd Floor, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE.


(1)
1992 c. 19.

(2)
Section 17 is amended by section 39(4) and (5) of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994 (c. 29).

(3)
S.I. 1994/867, to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(4)
See the District of Kennet (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976 (S.I. 1976/297).
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