Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Stratford-on-Avon District
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and
local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the
proposals will run until 08 November 2021.
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is
reviewing Stratford-on-Avon to make sure councillors will represent about the same
number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Stratford-on-Avon. It is
proposing that there should be 35 wards, one fewer than there currently are, and one
or two councillors per ward. Most boundaries will change, two will remain the same.
Proposed changes include:
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Stratford-on-Avon to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Stratford-on-Avon. We want to make
sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to
be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us
know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
“It's easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.
“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It's really
simple, so do get involved"
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the
detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and by post:
Review Officer (Stratford-on-Avon)
PO Box 133
Details of the Council's Submission can be viewed at: Submission Document