Review of ward boundaries
On 7 August 2018 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) published its final recommendations on the review of the Council ward boundaries. The proposed new arrangements, which will come into force at the Council elections in May 2019, will reduce the number of Councillors from 65 to 59, and the number of wards from 37 to 33.
Review of polling district boundaries
As a result of the new ward arrangements, the majority of wards in Bath and North East Somerset will change, making it necessary for the Council to re-draw the boundaries of the polling districts which form each individual ward, and to identify new polling stations within easy reach of all electors.
This is an opportunity for electors, community groups and any other interested parties in Bath and North East Somerset to express their views on the new polling districts and to make suggestions for any buildings within their ward which could be used as polling stations at the May 2019 elections. Comments and suggestions for venues should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Electoral Services, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by no later than 22 October 2018.
The maps of the proposed polling districts can be viewed online via this link. Printed copies are available for public inspection from Monday 17 September 2018 at the Council offices in the following locations:
One Stop Shop, 3-4 Manvers Street, Bath
Civic Centre, Market Walk, Keynsham
The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton
The table below lists the new ward arrangement along with the number of Councillors for each ward.
|Ward Name||No. of Councillors||Ward Name||No. of Councillors|
|Bathavon South||2||Odd Down||2|
|Clutton & Farmborough||1||Peasedown||2|
|Combe Down||2||Publow with Whitchurch||1|
|Midsomer Norton North||2||Weston||2|
|Midsomer Norton Redfield||2||Widcombe & Lyncombe||2|