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Community Governance Review – Ninfield Parish

Status: Closed

Following receipt of a request from Ninfield Parish Council, the Council is consulting on a proposal to change electoral arrangements for the Parish of Ninfield by way of a Community Governance Review.

The request from Ninfield Parish Council is set out below:

“In August 2020 Ninfield Parish Council contacted Trevor Scott to request that the District Council support it in requesting a Principal Area Boundary Review be undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, seeking their recommendation to the Secretary of State that Ninfield Parish Council area be moved to the governance of Rother District Council.

Results reports:

Key findings and changes made:

Nearly all (187 of 194 who answered) responses came from those living in Ninfield village itself.

Three quarters (75% (151)) of people agreed with the proposal to see Ninfield become part of Rother District. Just under a quarter (23%) disagreed with this and the rest neither agreed nor disagreed.

There were many comments from those on both sides of the proposal, which can be made available on request.

Topics covered by this consultation:


Consultation Start Date: 15/08/2022

Consultation End Date: 16/09/2022

Results expected by: 03/10/2022

Please note: these dates are subject to change.

Areas covered by this consultation:

Ninfield Parish

Target audience for this consultation:

Wealden Residents, Town and Parish Councils, Key Stakeholders

Frequency of this consultation: One-off

Methods of consultation used:

Online Survey (All Public), Postal

What Happens Next?

If the outcome of the CGR affects District Ward and County Division boundaries, the District Council will consider and consult upon the consequential boundary changes and make recommendations to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) to make alterations to those boundaries to reflect any changes made at parish level.

The electoral arrangements affecting Wealden parish boundaries were amended by The Wealden (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 (dated 15 December 2016), and as a full five years has passed since that Order was made, the consent of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England will not be required before any local Community Governance Reorganisation Order can be made.

Contact Details:

Contact Name: CGR Project Manager

Email: CGR@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602423