boundaries set to change across Burnham-On-Sea area
to change several electoral boundaries across the Burnham-On-Sea
area have been formally uneveiled by the district council this
The Boundary Committee for England is reviewing the boundaries
of Sedgemoor District Council's electoral wards, along with the
number of district councillors required to serve the wards.
review aims to try to ensure that each councillor represents around
the same number of people and that every elector's vote is worth
the same, which is not currently the case," council spokeswoman
Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
the plans, a new two-member ward, known as Burnham North with
an electorate of 3,579 would be formed. It would also create a
further new two-member ward, known as Middle Burnham, with an
electorate of 4,092 voters. Burnham South would also have two
members and an electorate of 4,070.
There would also be changes in the Huntspill and Pawlett ward,
while a new two-member ward, known as Wedmore and Mark, comprising
of 4,062 electors would also be formed. At the same time, the
Knoll Ward would be reduced in size by 273 voters to form a new
one-member ward comprising of 2,104 electors.
currently has 50 elected members and under the proposals it would
reduce in overall size to 48.
The Boundary Commission for England will now consider the evidence
provided by local people and organisations, and will publish a
set of draft recommendations showing what the proposed new ward
boundaries will be. Those draft recommendations will then be subject
to further public consultation this summer and the review is likely
to finish in autumn 2010.