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Statutory Instrument 2006 No. 1405

The District of North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2006

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


2006 No. 1405


LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND


The District of North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2006

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 Made25th May 2006 
 Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)

The Boundary Committee for England[1], under section 15(4) of the Local Government Act 1992[2] ("the 1992 Act"), have conducted a review of the district of North Kesteven and have submitted to the Electoral Commission[3] recommendations dated December 2005.

    A period of not less than six weeks has expired since the receipt of those recommendations.

    The Electoral Commission have decided to give effect, without modification, to those recommendations.

    Accordingly, the Electoral Commission, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 17[4] and 26[5] of the 1992 Act, make the following Order:

Citation and commencement
    1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the District of North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2006.

    (2) This Order comes into force—

    (a) for the purpose of proceedings preliminary or relating to any election to be held on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2007, on 15th October 2006;

    (b) for all other purposes, on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2007.

Interpretation
    2.In this Order—

    "district" means the district of North Kesteven;

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

    "map" means the map marked "Map referred to in the District of North Kesteven (Electoral Changes) Order 2006", of which prints are available for inspection at the principal office of the Electoral Commission; and

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

Wards of the district of North Kesteven
    3.—(1) The existing wards of the district[6] shall be abolished.

    (2) The district shall be divided into twenty-six wards which shall be named as 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 and parish wards.

    (4) 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.

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

Wards of the parish of North Hykeham
    4.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of North Hykeham shall be abolished.

    (2) The parish shall be divided into five wards which shall be named Forum, Memorial, Mill, Moor and Witham.

    (3) Each ward shall comprise the area designated on sheet 1 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

    (4) The number of councillors to be elected for the Mill ward shall be six and for each of the other wards shall be three.

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

    (2) The parish shall be divided into six wards which shall be named Castle, Holdingham, Mareham, Navigation, Quarrington and Westholme.

    (3) Each ward shall comprise the area designated on sheet 2 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

    (4) The number of councillors to be elected for the Quarrington ward shall be four, for each of the Castle, Holdingham, Mareham and Westholme wards shall be three, and for the Navigation ward shall be two.

Wards of the parish of Waddington
    6.—(1) The existing wards of the parish of Waddington shall be abolished.

    (2) The parish shall be divided into two wards which shall be named Waddington East and Waddington West.

    (3) Each ward shall comprise the area designated on sheet 1 by reference to the name of the ward and demarcated by orange lines.

    (4) The number of councillors to be elected for the Waddington East ward shall be eight and for the Waddington West ward shall be seven.

Number of parish councillors for the parish of Ashby de la Launde and Bloxham
    7.The number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Ashby de la Launde and Bloxham shall be five.

Number of parish councillors for the parish of Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange
    8.The number of councillors to be elected for the parish of Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange shall be two.

Map
    9.North Kesteven District Council shall make a print of the map available for inspection at its offices by any member of the public at any reasonable time.

Electoral register
    10.The registration officer[7] for the district shall make such rearrangement of, or adaptation of, the register of local government electors as may be necessary for the purposes of, and in consequence of, this Order.

Revocation
    11.The District of North Kesteven (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1998[8] is revoked, save for articles 2 and 5.



Sealed with the seal of the Electoral Commission on the


25th day of May 2006

L.S.


Sam Younger
Chairman of the Commission

25th May 2006


Jacqui Dixon
Secretary to the Commission

25th May 2006



SCHEDULE
article 3


NAMES AND AREAS OF WARDS AND NUMBERS OF COUNCILLORS


Column (1)Column (2)Column (3)
Name of WardArea of WardNumber of Councillors
Ashby de la Launde and CranwellAshby de la Launde and Bloxholm parish; Brauncewell parish; Cranwell and Byard's Leap parish; Digby parish; Dorrington parish; Rowston parish; Scopwick parish; Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange parish2
Bassingham and Brant BroughtonAubourn Haddington and South Hykeham parish; Bassingham parish; Beckingham parish; Brant Broughton and Stragglethorpe parish; Carlton-le-Moorland parish; Norton Disney parish; Stapleford parish; Thurlby parish2
Billinghay, Martin and North KymeBillinghay parish; Dogdyke parish; Martin parish; North Kyme parish; Timberland parish; Walcott parish2
Bracebridge Heath and Waddington EastBracebridge Heath parish; Waddington East parish ward of Waddington parish3
BranstonBranston and Mere parish; Potter Hanworth parish2
Cliff VillagesBoothby Graffoe parish; Coleby parish; Harmston parish; Leadenham parish; Navenby parish; Welbourn parish; Wellingore parish2
Eagle, Swinderby and Witham St HughsDoddington and Whisby parish; Eagle and Swinethorpe parish; North Scarle parish; Swinderby parish; Thorpe on the Hill parish; Witham St Hughs parish2
Heckington RuralBurton Pedwardine parish; Great Hale parish; Heckington parish; Helpringham parish; Little Hale parish2
Heighington and WashingboroughCanwick parish; Heighington parish; Washingborough parish3
Kirkby la Thorpe and South KymeAnwick parish; Asgarby and Howell parish; Ewerby and Evedon parish; Kirkby La Thorpe parish; South Kyme parish1
Leasingham and RaucebyLeasingham parish; North Rauceby parish; Roxholm parish; South Rauceby parish1
MetheringhamBlankney parish; Dunston parish; Metheringham parish; Nocton parish2
North Hykeham ForumForum parish ward of North Hykeham parish1
North Hykeham MemorialMemorial parish ward of North Hykeham parish1
North Hykeham MillMill parish ward of North Hykeham parish2
North Hykeham MoorMoor parish ward of North Hykeham parish1
North Hykeham WithamWitham parish ward of North Hykeham parish1
OsbournbyAswarby and Swarby parish; Aunsby and Dembleby parish; Culverthorpe and Kelby parish; Newton and Haceby parish; Osbournby parish; Scredington parish; Silk Willoughby parish; Swaton parish; Threekingham parish; Walcot near Folkingham parish; Wilsford parish1
RuskingtonRuskington parish2
SkellingthorpeSkellingthorpe parish2
Sleaford CastleCastle parish ward of Sleaford parish1
Sleaford HoldinghamHoldingham parish ward of Sleaford parish1
Sleaford NavigationNavigation parish ward of Sleaford parish1
Sleaford Quarrington and MarehamQuarrington and Mareham parish wards of Sleaford parish3
Sleaford WestholmeWestholme parish ward of Sleaford parish1
Waddington WestWaddington West parish ward of Waddington parish1



EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)


This Order makes changes to the electoral arrangements for the district of North Kesteven following recommendations made by the Boundary Committee for England to the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission accepted the Boundary Committee's recommendations without modification.

The electoral changes apply in respect of local government elections to be held on and after the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2007.

Article 3 abolishes the existing wards of the district and replaces them with 26 new ones. That article and the Schedule also establish the names and areas of the new district wards and the numbers of district councillors for each ward.

Article 4 abolishes the existing parish wards of the parish of North Hykeham and replaces them with 5 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 5 abolishes the existing parish wards of the parish of Sleaford and replaces them with 6 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 6 abolishes the existing parish wards of the parish of Waddington and replaces them with 2 new ones. That article and the map also establish the names and areas of the new parish wards and the numbers of parish councillors for each ward.

Article 7 alters the number of parish councillors for the parish of Ashby de la Launde and Bloxholm. This parish is not divided into parish wards.

Article 8 alters the number of parish councillors for the parish of Temple Bruer with Temple High Grange. This parish is not divided into parish wards.

Article 10 obliges the Electoral Registration Officer to make any necessary amendments to the electoral register to reflect the new electoral arrangements.

Article 11 revokes the District of North Kesteven (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1998, save for articles 2 and 5.

The map defined in article 2 shows the new parish wards. It is available at www.boundarycommittee.org.uk/your-area/northkesteven.cfm and, at all reasonable times, at the offices of North Kesteven District Council and at the principal office of the Electoral Commission at Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.


Notes:

[1]The Boundary Committee for England is a committee of the Electoral Commission, established by the Electoral Commission in accordance with section 14 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 ("the 2000 Act") (c.41). The Local Government Commission for England (Transfer of Functions) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3962) transferred to the Electoral Commission the functions of the Local Government Commission for England.back

[2]1992 c.19. This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962.back

[3]The Electoral Commission was established by the 2000 Act (c.41). The functions of the Secretary of State, under sections 13 to 15 and 17 of the 1992 Act (c.19), to the extent that they relate to electoral changes within the meaning of that Act, were transferred with modifications to the Electoral Commission on 1st April 2002 (S.I. 2001/3962).back

[4]This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962 and also otherwise in ways not relevant to this Order.back

[5]This section has been amended by S.I. 2001/3962.back

[6]See the District of North Kesteven (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/2338).back

[7]As to registration officers, and their duties in respect of the register of local government electors, see sections 8 to 13 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c.2).back

[8]S.I. 1998/2338.back



ISBN0 11 074617 1


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