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Proposal to change Barming Ward name

Meeting: 06/09/2017 - Democracy Committee (Item 30)

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The Committee considered the report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance relating to the proposal to change the name of Barming Ward.


Councillor Mrs Gooch and representatives from Teston Parish Council addressed the Committee in support of the name change.


It was noted that the Parish of Teston was one of the two parishes that make up the ward of Barming.  To give clarity to the make-up of the electoral area i.e. that the ward comprises the two distinct parishes of Barming and Teston it was proposed that the name of the ward be changed from Barming to Barming and Teston.


In response to questions from Members, the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance advised that the Council had a duty to consult with persons that it considered appropriate on the proposed name change.  The timetable would allow for a consultation to be carried out during October to every household affected and a report would be presented to Democracy Committee at its meeting in November before a recommendation is made to Council at a special meeting towards the end of November.


The name change would be from the date of the revised Register of Electors.


Members were of the opinion that there should be a Community Governance Review into Parish boundaries across the borough as there were others where a similar problem existed and that it should be added to the Committee Work Programme for later in the year.




1.  That a consultation exercise for changing the name of Barming Ward to become Barming and Teston Ward be agreed.

2.  That a Community Governance Review be undertaken for Parish Boundaries in the borough.