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Consultation on proposed Twerton ward name change

What we are consulting on

We are consulting on a proposal to change the name of the Twerton electoral ward to Twerton & Whiteway.

What we are proposing to do

We are proposing to change the name of the Twerton ward from “Twerton” to “Twerton & Whiteway”. There will not be changes to the ward boundaries, nor to electoral arrangements, as a result of this proposal. No other ward name changes in the council area are being proposed as part of this consultation.

Why we are proposing to do it

This proposal is being put forward in response to views expressed during our review of polling districts and polling places, which concluded in November 2023.

Changing the name of electoral wards falls outside the scope of the review of polling districts and polling places and follows a separate legal process.

The law requires that we consult on potential changes to ward names before they are considered for a decision.

About Twerton ward

This map shows the boundaries of the Twerton ward we are consulting on renaming. The ward has 4707 electors.

Take part in the consultation

Before we make a decision on this change of name, we would like to hear your views. The consultation is open from 8 July 2024 and will close at 5pm on 23 September 2024.

You can take part in the consultation by completing our online form.

Respond online

Other ways to take part in the consultation

https://staging.bathnes.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Twerton%20ward%20renaming%20questions.pdf

If you need support, a printed survey, information in another format including audio, braille, large print or in another language, or you would like to feedback on any other aspect of this consultation, please contact Electoral Services either by emailing elections@bathnes.gov.uk or by calling 01225 47 73 33.

You can download a PDF version of the consultation form to print, complete and return via post to Electoral Services, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW.

What happens next

Following the consultation period, we will consider all feedback received before making a final decision on whether or not to change the name of Twerton ward to Twerton & Whiteway.

The outcomes of the consultation will be included in a report to the Full Council, which will make the final decision. This report will be made available on this web page.