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Romsey Labour Defended our Ward Boundaries against changes

 Boundary Changes - Great News

As you may know, the Boundary Commission is in the process of reducing the number of wards in Cambridge from 14 to 12.

The original proposal was to split off part of Romsey and move some roads into Abbey Ward, a move which the Romsey Labour team has strongly opposed.

We are delighted to be able to tell you that after behind-the-scenes lobbying from the Romsey Labour team, new proposals are now on the table, which would retain the current Romsey roads and add some that were previously in Coleridge

We’re sure you will be as pleased as we are at this outcome.

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You can join us in supporting these new plans by sending an e-mail to: reviews@lgbce.org.uk,

Alternatively you can write to the following address:  

The Review Officer (Cambridgeshire)  

Local Government Boundary Commission for England  

14th Floor Millbank Tower  

21-24 MillbankSW1P 4QP

London

The revised plans are available for viewing at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/eastern/cambridgeshire/cambridgeshire-county-council

Cllr Dave Baigent dave.baigent@cambridge.gov.uk (07802 495 329)

Cllr Anna Smith annasmith4labour@gmail.com (07855 182232)

Cllr Zoe Moghadas zoe.moghadas@cambridge.gov.uk (07813 700986)

 

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Councillors Anna Smith and Dave Baigent supported by Zoe Moghadas are fighting to maintain the boundaries of Romsey as an independent and discrete ward in the City.  

The Boundary Commission have now issued proposals that intend to increase the size of wards to 8000 and reduce the amount of county councillors.

This proposal if enacted will probably lead to a reduction in City Councillors along similar lines.  

 

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commented 2015-06-07 07:49:48 +0100
It was the Labour Group’s submission to the Boundary Commission that originally proposed removing the northern part of Romsey from the ward. The Commission’s proposals for Romsey are almost identical to the boundaries that the Labour Group suggested.

Here is the Labour Group’s submission (starting on page 5): http://www.lgbce.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/24508/PoliticalGroups-Combined-and-Linked-Cambridgeshire-2015-02-03.pdf

Here’s what it says about Romsey: “Romsey Division incorporates all the existing division minus those parts of northern Romsey absorbed into the new Barnwell Division, following the line of the existing traffic barriers. It is bounded by the railway in the west until that meets Hills Road at which point it is clearly then bounded in the south by Cherry Hinton Road, of which it retains only the north side. To the east it is bounded by, but does not include, Perne Road, Perne Avenue, and Gisborne Road. It does include Brooks Road and Brookside. The name Romsey is chosen in recognition of the historic consideration that Coleridge Division was originally created out of Romsey. Unlike the present Petersfield Division, Mill Road east of the railway serves as a community unifier. Residents in the existing Romsey and Coleridge divisions identify themselves as residents east of the railway and locate Mill Road as the central spine of their community. In particular, Mill Road serves as a key transport routé for Coleridge residents who access the road via Coleridge Road.”

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