Tattenhams residents were shocked this week by revelations that under council proposals for the Boundary Review, roads in the centre of Tattenhams village would become part of Nork.
Discussion have been ongoing for the last 6 months. However, last week the council delivered some unexpected news. Under council proposals the following roads which have been part of Tattenhams since the 1930s would be moved to Nork ward.
|· Tattenham Crescent,
· Downs Wood,
· Shawley Way,
· Ellington Way,
· Sherborne Close,
· Walkfield Drive,
· Beech Grove,
|· Northview Crescent,
· Colman Close,
· Downs Reach,
· Upland Way,
· Downland Way- Close and Gardens.
We believe this to be a politically motivated move as all the Tattenhams councillors and most of the committee live in this area.
If this plan is implemented, Tattenhams residents would be left without TRA councillors or an effective residents association to protect their interests.
WHO IS GOING TO SPEAK UP FOR YOU IF WE ARE NOT HERE ?
PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
RESIDENTS CAN COMMENT ON THE PLANS BY THE 9TH APRIL 2018
THROUGH THE BOUNDARY COMMISSION WEBSITE
Google “Local Government Boundary Commission for England”
Click on “All reviews” tab
Pick out “Reigate and Banstead” under “Current Reviews”
This takes you to “Our Consultation Area”
Click on “Have Your Say”
This takes you to the Submission Page
Enter your comments in the box, or alternatively upload a document, and supply your contact details.
BY EMAIL TO THE BOUNDARY COMMISSION
Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark “Reigate and Banstead Review” in the subject line.
BY POST TO
The Review Officer (Reigate and Banstead)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th floor, Millbank Tower
London SW1P 4QP
TATTENHAMS WARD BOUNDARY REVIEW – MORE INFORMATION
The review is being undertaken by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Anybody can put in their views about where the ward boundaries should be, and all are equally valid. We expect that input will come from the Council, individual councillors, political parties, residents’ associations and local groups, as well as private individuals.
We would welcome the support of residents to keep Tattenhams together, by giving their views – either through the Boundary Commission’s website, or by email or post.
The deadline for submissions is close of business on Monday 9 April, 2018.
The Boundary Commission use 3 criteria to objectively assess ward boundaries. They aim
- to equalise the number of voters in each ward
- to reflect the interests and identities of local communities
- to set boundaries which are sensible and easy to identify.
The Council’s draft proposal is to cut off the north of the ward (roads north of Great Tattenhams) and move them into Nork ward. We object because we don’t think this represents the community around Tattenham Corner, and we are encouraging local residents to write to the Boundary Commission to support this view.
Points which we think residents might want to make:
- Object to the arbitrary separation of the roads north of Great Tattenhams into Nork ward.
- It will split up the community around Tattenham Corner village centre.
- Tattenham Corner village centre is based around a large shopping centre, with over 25 shops and restaurants, and includes a filling station, supermarket, chemists, post office and wine bar. It also includes a medical centre, a volunteer-run community library, railway station and bus routes on to Epsom, the Preston estate and Tadworth.
- The community as a whole is served by its own primary school in Shawley Way.
- The community as a whole is within the parish of the United Church of St Mark in Great Tattenhams. St Mark’s has its own Tattenhams scouts and guides units, and a wide range of community groups.
- The community is served by its own residents’ association.
- The Tattenham Corner Community charity organises Christmas activities and summer fetes on the green around the shopping area.
- Yew Tree Bottom Road and the Reigate Road form a strong and identifiable boundary between Nork and Tattenhams.
It would be especially helpful if you could make these points in your own words, and to personalise it if you have a link with one of the local organisations such as the church, the library or one of the local groups in the ward. If your children attended Shawley Community Primary school, that too would be a good link to make. If you think the change to boundaries is wrong, just say so and why!
Please find time to respond, as experience shows very few members of the public do give input, and your voice will not be lost in a multitude of comments.
Please call or email Nick Harrison if you have any questions, need further advice or want a “WORD” copy of this document
Telephone 01737 – 215405