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Stortford & Thorley boundary review consultation extended

East Herts Council has extended the consultation on proposed boundary changes between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley by two weeks until August 10.

Paper copies available on request

Paper copies of the consultation response forms are available for anyone who prefers this to responding using the online form or email.

Geoffrey Williamson, executive member for finance and support services, said: "Following the public meeting last week we want as many local residents as possible to give us their views on the proposed boundary changes, so we are extending the consultation period. We have also made it easier for anyone who wants to respond using a paper form instead of online."

Paper forms and consultation leaflets are available from East Herts Council's Charringtons House reception, Bishop's Stortford library, Bishop's Stortford Town Council offices and Tourist Information Centre, and Thorley Parish Council.

Or email with your postal address to request a paper response form.

Consultation also continues online at

The boundary review, a legal process called a Community Governance Review, was initiated at a request from Bishop's Stortford Town Council.

Earlier this year the public was invited to comment on a set of proposals from the town council. East Herts Council took the responses into consideration to draw up a revised proposal.

Proposed changes 

The main proposed changes are:

·         All voters in St Michael's Mead, currently split between Bishop's Stortford and Thorley Parish Council, would become part of the town council electorate

·         Voters in the proposed development south of Whittington Way would also join the town council electorate

·         All voters in Rectory Close, currently split between the town and parish, would be transferred to Thorley Parish Council

·         Thorley Parish Council will have around 220 voters so it would no longer be split into two wards, and voters would elect five, rather than seven, parish councillors.


July 23 2018