Regular readers will have seen our recent article about a proposal to alter Stapleford’s electoral boundary. Councillor Richard MacRae has published a recording of last night’s council meeting which can be viewed below.
In short, the majority of our readers who opposed any boundary changes to Bramcote will be pleased to hear the result.
If you have an hour to spare, it’s quite an interesting watch (more listen really) and very informative to hear different points of view and arguments for the different proposed options put forwards by the working party.
The working party consisted of four councillors, namely Cllrs Bofinger (Lab), Frost (Grn), Needham (Grn) and Patterson (Lab). In addition, Councillors Richard MacRae, John McGrath, Tim Hallam and David Grindell spoke. Apologies that I couldn’t recognise other voices but all STC’s Councillor can be viewed on their website.
The vote takes place 1 hour 20 minutes into the meeting following a lengthy, detailed conversation. Cllr Tim Hallam proposed option 4 (Accept the Borough Council’s Preliminary proposals with no changes) and Councillor MacRae proposed option 2 ( Extension of the South/South Eastern boundary to follow the historical line of the Parish Boundary with the alteration on the south western edge of that historical line to follow the man-made ‘barrier’ of the railway line). The latter proposal received the majority vote.
To clarify, the vote was to agree the proposal STC put forward to Broxtowe Borough Council. Councillor Steve Carr has confirmed, “The consultations will be going to a working party and then a report to Governance & Audit committee.”
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