Concerns re the Boundary Commission proposals for changes that would significantly affect Ashwell
Please respond to their consultation -deadline Monday 9th January 2023.
The recommendations are that the current one-member councillor ward for Ashwell, under the name ‘Arbury’, would become a ward named ‘Ashwell & Weston’ with three councillors. The new enlarged ward would include Bygrave and Clothall plus new developments in Baldock North, Clothall Common, and to the south of the current Baldock Town ward. Significantly it would mix urban / suburban developments in with rural villages. The character and needs of Ashwell are clearly different from those of smaller villages and those urban needs of Baldock town.
Our district councillor Tom Tyson reported on this at the December Parish Council meeting.
North Herts Council (NHC) is opposed to the new boundary proposals and has published a report that will be presented to their meeting on 19th December.
This report includes –
The Parish Council is to agree its response to the consultation at its January meeting, Wednesday 04 at 7pm (sign up on the website to be sent details).
To make your views known -
Details and links are on
[For the full report to the NHC 19 Dec meeting see-
The Ashwell section is Appendix A/page 12/item 7]
and the Boundary Commission website
People can also give their views by e-mail at email@example.com, and by post:
Review Officer (North Hertfordshire)
PO Box 133