Views sought on proposed boundary changes
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The electoral arrangements of parishes in the Rothbury area are currently being examined and the views of the public living and working in the area are being sought.
Rothbury Parish Council has requested that its boundary with Whitton and Tosson Parish be amended to move Jubilee Crescent into the Rothbury Parish.
There is also a proposal to adjust the boundary by moving gardens of 1-2 Cobble Court and Banklands, South Terrace, Rothbury which are currently located in Whitton and Tosson Parish into Rothbury Parish.
The electoral arrangements of Cartington Parish Council are also being examined with a view to its abolition and the redistribution of its area into Rothbury Parish and Thropton Parish.
Cartington Parish Council is a small parish with limited resources and, as such, has very few responsibilities other than to discuss planning applications. The Parish Council feels that the electors would be better served by dividing its parish between Rothbury and Thropton Parish Councils who would take on responsibility for decisions affecting the area.
Northumberland County Council has the powers to conduct community governance reviews which can involve creating new, or amalgamating parishes and amending electoral arrangements. The Parish Councils have asked the authority to carry out such a review.
The County Council is now consulting with local electors and other stakeholders in the area about the proposals. Maps outlining the proposed changes can be found on the county council website www.northumberland.gov.uk and searching for community governance.
If you would like to make your views known, they should be submitted, in writing, by 21 June to :-
Senior Democratic Services Officer,
Northumberland County Council,
OR E-mail - Lesley.Bennett@northumberland.gov.uk