Boundary Commission Suspends Consultation

Map showing boundary changes between Rossett ward and the adjacent new ward of Llay/Burton

An update from the Chief Executive of the Boundary Commission in relation to the Wrexham changes.

See previous post about the Rossett/Burton village meeting to discuss the implications of the changes to the boundary.

Announcement

The Boundary Commission has decided to suspend its consultation in relation to its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the County Borough of Wrexham. 

The Commission published its draft proposals on 7 January 2020. The 12-week consultation period in relation to the draft proposals commenced on 14 January 2020 and was due to close on 6 April 2020. 

The Commission was made aware that Wrexham County Borough Council was focusing its resources on the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it was unable to respond the Commission’s draft report. The Council requested that the Commission take steps to enable the Council to respond once its normal operations were restored. 

In the light of this request and the potential difficulties for other consultees due to the current pandemic, the Commission suspended the consultation in relation to its Wrexham draft proposals. 

The Commission will re-start this consultation on 1 July 2020 and will close on 13 July 2020.

Map Of Proposed Boundary

Proposed Boundary between the Rossett and new Llay/Burton Ward

Boundary Changes – Village Meeting

Map of station road area

A well attended Community Council meeting took place at the Village Hall to discuss the proposed boundary changes to the Rossett and Burton Parish (see map below). The meeting was chaired by Alan Parrington with Hugh Jones giving a clear explanation of the proposals.

Everyone was allowed to have their say. A vote at the end of the discussion was unanimous in that we do not want the current boundaries to be changed. In case you are unaware of the proposal, the recommendation is to take Station Road and part of Lavister into the Burton Ward and combine it with Llay. Yes! that includes the church, the doctors, the dentist, etc. The Local Democracy & Boundary Commission Officers have obviously never visited our village.

The next step is to send letters of objection to Lesley Griffiths our (invisible) AM and the Boundary Commission. Example letters are available for download. They can be found in the Links/Files menu of the page.

Maps Showing Locations of Proposed Boundary

Map shows the proposed boundary of the Llay ward
Proposed Boundary Changes
The green line indicates the proposed boundary at Station Road
New Boundary – Left Llay, Right Rossett