Over the last few months the Boundary Commission have been revising the ward boundaries to the district.
The objective has been to review the ward sizes considering growing populations and a sense of community. this makes sense as developments like LEOH / Windmill Hill bring in concentrated areas of new homes.
Some of the initial plans however were very worrying, especially merging Horndean village centre into a new larger Rowlands Castle ward.
Over the last few months we have been working with EHDC and the Boundary Commission to ensure that Rowlands Castle and Horndean remain separate areas with separate identities and are happy to confirm that this at least has been incorporated into the final plan. The commission have not however brought all of Land East Of Horndean into the Horndean Parish which we feel is a missed opportunity to ensure this art of the community is well supported.
All of the ward boundaries however have been changed and if you were on the edge of a ward, it is possibly you will from May 2019 be in a different ward (All 5 District Councillors for example will find ourselves in a different ward as a result of the changes!)
Here is a map of the new boundaries which come into effect from May 2019 and click HERE to view an interactive may of the new ward boundaries and for the full report click on East Hampshire Boundary Commission Report
Hazleton Belndworth and Kings Ward will become one new larger ward represented by two district councillors.
Thank you to Cllrs Elaine Tickell and David Evans who lead our response to the commission.