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Do Not Split Kingswood – Boundary Commission Proposals

Boundary Commission Proposals for Kingswood

As you may be aware, the Boundary Commission (BC) is revising the ward boundaries throughout the country making adjustments to achieve a more even number of voters in each ward. This exercise is undertaken from time to time to adjust for population changes.

In the course of making any changes, the BC is also directed to avoid splitting established communities. However despite this directive, the draft proposals now out for consultation, show a new boundary straight through Kingswood following the railway line https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/11616.

The village would thus be split with the majority of residents in one ward and the minority, along with the village hall, shops, pub, restaurants and railway station in the other.

The KRA, the KVCA and our 3 Councillors, Rod Ashford, Ros Mill and Simon Parnall strongly oppose this proposal and are calling on as many residents as possible to object to it.

If you agree that the proposed boundary goes way beyond your red line, and you have not already sent your comments by post or email, please take the time to sign our online petition on change.org, no later than 10 August 2018 to enable us to submit this to the Boundary Commission.

 

 

 

 

The more responses they receive the more likely it is that we will be able to keep the community of Kingswood together! Thank you.

Des Camblin, Chairman, KRA
Bob Gunn, Chairman, KVCA

Boundary Commission proposals for Kingswood

As you may already be aware, the Boundary Commission (which operates entirely independently of our Councillors) has been reviewing the local wards in the area as apparently there is more of an imbalance in resident numbers between wards than is desirable. The objective is to examine whether by adjusting ward boundaries, the number of residents […] Continue reading →

News from the KRA – Security Questionnaire results

Security Questionnaire You will recall that following all the recent burglaries, we issued a questionnaire about communal security options before Christmas. To date we have received 73 responses from which it can be seen that whilst there is clearly a high level of concern about security in some areas of the village, in other parts, […] Continue reading →

News from the KRA – Security options for Kingswood

As you will be aware, there has been no let-up in the recent spate of burglaries in Kingswood. We have already published information on the basic measures which police advise should be taken for individuals in relation to protecting their own properties. In this note we focus on communal measures that groups of residents might […] Continue reading →

Security in the Village

Update from Des Camblin – Chairman Kingswood Residents Association I circulated an initial note on security following the two recent serious burglaries in Kingswood. Naturally there has been considerable discussion and activity on this matter since then. It must be stressed that the KRA is not equipped to give advice on security nor does it offer […] Continue reading →