The Boundary Commission would like to re-draw the Ward’s creating a large Rowlands Castle Ward with nearly half of Horndean included.
We feel that there are several reasons why this is a bad idea. The Rowlands Castle and Horndean communities have minimal overlap whether social, retail, business or demographic. Geographically we are miles apart and the potential harm to either community as a result of all the local councillors being elected from one community is significant (for example attempting to dump housing in an area outside of where they live).
The commission is unsure that the strength of community outweighs the criteria they have considered to identify their proposed boundaries compared to our very strong view that Horndean is kept separate from Rowlands Castle and we would like your thoughts. (Importantly, the view is consistent at Parish, District and County Council
We would like your help by voting below to show your thoughts.
Should the current Horndean and Rowlands Castle Wards remains as single wards with local changes to balance out the numbers or should the larger Boundary Commission ward as the proposed map below be applied? Please vote below!
The map below shows the new proposed red wards for Catherington, Downs, Murray and a combined Kings, Blendworth and Rowlands Castle (including the War Memorial and village centre).
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