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model publication scheme form

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Bridgwater Town Council
Town Clerk
Town Hall
BRIDGWATER
TA6 3AS

01278 427 692
07776 216670

townclerk@bridgwatertowncouncil.gov.uk

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Sedgemoor District Council

The Bridgwater Parish Council Warding Order 2003

WHEREAS

1. On the 7th day of March, 2003 the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sections 14 and 23 of the Local government and Rating Act, 1997 (“the Act”) and of all others powers enabling him in that behalf made the Sedgemoor (Parish) Order 2003 (“the Order”) which gives effect (without modification) to a recommendation made to him by Sedgemoor District Council (“the Council”) following a review conducted by them in accordance with Part II of that Act for the constitution as a Parish of an area within the District of Sedgemoor.

2. The said Order directed the Council to establish a Parish Council for a new Parish of Bridgwater comprising the area delineated by a blue line on the map referred to in the said Order.

3. The Council has considered the electoral arrangements for the new Parish Council for Bridgwater pursuant to the provisions of the Act has decided to create Parish wards with the number of Councillors assigned thereto in manner hereinafter appearing.

4. The Council has under Section 9(3) of the Act made its proposals for electoral arrangements for the new Parish Council for Bridgwater to the Electoral Commission and the Commission has consented thereto.

NOW THEREFORE THE COUNCIL in pursuance of the powers conferred on it by the Local government and Rating Act 1997 and all other powers it enabling DO HEREBY ORDER AND DECLARE as follows:-

1. That a separate Parish Council shall be established for the Parish of Bridgwater.

2. That the total number of Parish Councillors for Bridgwater shall be 16.

3. The Parish Council for Bridgwater shall consist of the six Wards named in column A of the table set out below which said wards are delineated by orange lines on the map accompanying this Order marked “Map referred to in the Bridgwater Parish Council Warding Order 2003” and the number of Parish Councillors for each Ward shall be as set out in column B of the said table.

4. This Order may be cited as the Bridgwater Council Warding Order 2003 and shall come into operation on the 1st May 2003 PROVIDED that for the purpose of all proceedings preliminary or relating to an election to be held on or after that date, this Order shall come into operation forthwith.

Column AColumn B
Name of WardName of councillors
Bower3
Eastover2
Hamp3
Quantocks3
Sydenham3
Victoria2

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENT

2003 No. 610

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND

The Sedgemoor (Parish) Order 2003

Made 7th March 2003

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(2)
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 14 and 23 of the Local Government and rating Act 1997(a), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order which gives effect (without modification) to a recommendation made to him by Sedgemoor District Council, following a review conducted by them in accordance with Part II of that Act, for the constitution as a parish of an area within the district of Sedgemoor:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1. – (1) This Order may be cited as the Sedgemoor (Parish) Order 2003.

(2) It shall come into force-

(a) for the purpose of this article and proceedings preliminary or relating to elections of parish councillors to be held on 1st May 2003, on the day after that on which it is made;

(b) for all other purposes, on 1st April 2003.

(3) In this Order-

(a) “the new parish” means the parish constituted by article 2;

(b) “the map” means the map prepared by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, marked “Map of the Sedgemoor (Parish) Order 2003” and deposited in accordance with regulation 6(1) of the Local Government (Parishes and Parish Councils) Regulations 1999(b).

Constitution of new parish

2.-(1) A new parish, comprising the area delineated by a blue line on the map, shall be constituted within the district of Sedgemoor.

(2) The name of the new parish shall be Bridgwater

Direction to establish parish council

3. The Sedgemoor District Council is hereby directed to establish a parish council for the new parish.

4. Until the councillors elected to the council of the parish of Bridgwater at the elections to be held o 1st May 2003 come into office, the parish of Bridgwater shall be represented by those persons who are elected councillors holding office immediately before 1stApril 2003 for the district wards which include the area of the new parish.

Order Date

5. 1st April 2003 is the Order date for the purposes of the Local Government (Parishes and Parish Councils) Regulations 1999.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

P.Rowoll
A Senior Civil Servant
In the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
7th March 2003

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This is not part of the Order)

This Order gives effect, without modification, to a recommendation resulting from a review conducted by Sedgemoor District Council for the creation as a parish of an area within the district of Sedgemoor and for the establishment of a parish council for this area. A map forming part of this note gives a general guide to the area concerned.

Article 2 creates the new parish, to be called Bridgwater.

Article 3 directs Sedgemoor District Council to establish a parish council for the new parish.

Article 4 Provides for the new parish to be represented by the district councillors elected for the district wards which include the area of the new parish until councillors for the new parish elected at the election to be held on 1st May 2003, come into office.

1st April 2003 is the order date for the purposes of the Local government (Parishes and Parish Councils) Regulations 1999, which make general provision in relation to orders such as this Order.

Prints of the map referred to in the Order may be inspected at all reasonable hours at the offices of the Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR and at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6DE.

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Public Help

1. Inspection of Papers

Any person wishing to inspect Minutes reports or background papers for any item on the agenda should contact the Town Clerk.

2. Notes of Meeting

Details of the issues discussed and decisions taken at the meeting will be set out in the Minutes which the Town Council / Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record at the next meeting. In the meantime details of decisions taken can be obtained from the Town Clerk.

3. Public Question time

Copyright 2008 Andy SlocombeAt the invitation of the Mayor / Chairman you may ask questions and/or make statements or comments about any matter on the Council / Committee agenda. You may also present a petition on any matter within the Council / Committee remit.

The length of public question time will be no more than 15 minutes in total

A slot for Public Question Time will usually be set aside near the beginning of the meeting after the minutes of the previous meeting have been signed If you wish to speak please advise the Town Clerk before the meeting

You must direct your questions and comments through the Mayor / Chairman

You may not take part in debate
The Mayor / Chairman will have sole discretion in the operation of public participation and when it is to finish

If there are many people present at the meeting for one particular item the Mayor/Chairman may adjourn the meeting to allow views to be expressed more freely

If an item on the agenda is contentious with a large number of people attending the meeting a representative should be nominated to present the views of a group in the absence of agreement the Mayor / Chairman will call upon the first person to have asked to speak on the topic

An issue will not be deferred just because you cannot be present for the meeting

The time for each speaker will be restricted normally to three minutes

Alan Hurford
Town Clerk
Town Hall
BRIDGWATER
TA6 3AS

Telephone: 01278 427692
Mobile: 07776216670
E-mail: townclerk@bridgwatertowncouncil.gov.uk