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Consultation on Ward Boundaries for Windsor and Maidenhead

A consultation on ward boundaries for Windsor and Maidenhead has begun

Have your say via our Consultation Portal by clicking the following link:

http://localgovernmentboundarycommissionforengland.cmail19.com/t/j-l-oluhdjt-wtdlhukku-y/

Today is the start of a ten-week public consultation during which the Commission is inviting proposals for new warding arrangements. The consultation will close on 4 December 2017. After considering all representations made during this consultation, the Commission intends to publish draft recommendations in February 2018. There will then be a further period of consultation on the draft recommendations. Final recommendations are expected to be published in June 2018. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2019.

What is an electoral review?

The electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for Windsor and Maidenhead. It will propose:

  • The total number of councillors elected to the council in the future
  • The number of wards
  • The number of councillors representing each ward
  • Ward boundaries
  • Names of wards

How to get involved

This is a public consultation and we welcome views from individuals and organisations across Windsor and Maidenhead on where they think new ward patterns should be drawn.

The Commission is minded to recommend that 43 councillors should be elected to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the future. It is now inviting proposals to help it draw up a pattern of wards to accommodate 43 councillors.

In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Commission must balance three criteria, which are set out in law, namely:

  • To deliver electoral equality where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across Windsor and Maidenhead.
  • That the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
  • That the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

We are asking local people and organisations for their views as to the best pattern of wards for Windsor and Maidenhead which meet the requirements set out above.

The Commission will treat all submissions equally and will judge each case on its merits and against the statutory criteria. If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission. For example, if you wish to argue that two parishes should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell the Commission why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.

There is plenty more advice on our website about how you can get involved in the consultation and put your views forward. The website includes the technical guidance that explains the process and our policies as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process. We have set up a page on our site which is dedicated to the review of Windsor and Maidenhead where you can find all the relevant information.

You can also access interactive maps of the current ward boundaries across Windsor and Maidenhead on our specialist consultation portal. The portal also allows you to draw your own boundaries, mark areas of interest on the map and upload documents directly to the site.

Get in touch

The Commission welcomes comments on the recommendations report by 4 December 2017. Representations should be made:

  • Through our interactive consultation portal where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and supply comments
  • By email to reviews@lgbce.org.uk
  • Or in writing to Review Officer (Windsor and Maidenhead), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th Floor, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

South East Water Keleher Water Treatment Works Open Day

The South East Water Open Days are a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a water treatment works and find out where your water comes from and they are opening the doors of their Keleher Water Treatment Works at Bray, Berkshire on Saturday 25 April 2015.

Location: Keleher Water Treatment Works, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2EB

Tour Programme: Two tours from 10am and 1pm when you will see all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to provide you with top quality drinking water 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Each tour will last around two hours.

To register your interest simply complete the online form, here.

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Bray Village Celebrates RHS Gold and being judged “Best Small Village” 2014

Britain in Bloom Awards

Nearly 40 villagers from Bray gathered together on Thursday 13th November to celebrate their success in Britain in Bloom in 2014. Not only did the Village gain an RHS Gold and one Special Award at Regional level but they went on to win an RHS Gold Award in the National Competition and crowned this success by being judged “the Best Small Village” of 2014 by the RHS, winning their Small Village Category at the awards ceremony in Bristol on 16th October.

The entry was organised by the Bray Enhancement Committee which has been led for many years by Margaret Pierce, assisted by Julie and Chris Graham and advised by Maggie Hughes. There are, of course, a long list of villagers and businesses who have kindly given their time and effort to making the small village in which they live and work, the best in the UK.

You can view the RHS Britain in Bloom 2014 Awards ceremony below, or by using the link, with Bray Village being shown at 6 minutes 30 and 6 minutes 40 seconds into the video (yes, they do include every competitor!).

Britain in Bloom Awards 2014 Video

Declaration of Result of Poll – Bray (Holyport) Parish Ward

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Derek Wilson – Holyport Parish Councillor Candidate

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Stroud Farm Open Day 20th July 10-4pm

Stroud Farm Open Day

Stroud Farm in Holyport are offering an opportunity for you to visit the farm and be taken on safari to see some incredible wild flowers and farm land that is truly quite breath taking.

The Flowers include the Poppies that grew in Belgium on the WW1 battlefield and have become an internationally recognized symbol of remembrance.
The Safari will be open from 10-4 and anyone is welcome there will be cream teas after the safari.

There is also a picnic area available
& farm machinery display.

All in aid off Matts fund so all we asking for is an entry donation to enjoy this wonderful afternoon

If you wish to attend all you have to do is turn up at Stroud farm between the hours of 10-4 and you will be taken on safari around the farm

The farm is located at the following address

Stroud Farm
Holyport
SL6 2LJ

John Snow Swart – Holyport Parish Councillor Candidate

John Snow Swart

John Stevens – Holyport Parish Councillor Candidate

John Stevens

Holyport Ward Bye Election

Please see the notice for more information: Holyport Ward Bye Election

Focus on your Parish: Photographs

Photographs form our very well attended Annual Elector’s meeting held on Thursday 1st May 2014.

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