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Barrowden Parish Council

Serving the people of Barrowden

Clerk: Richard Littlejohns
Village Hall, Wakerley Road
Barrowden, Rutland LE15 8EP

Electoral Review of Rutland
NB: All votes must be recorded by 27 September

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England, an independent body, is carrying out an electoral review of Rutland County Council. The review will draw new council ward boundaries across Rutland.

The Commission has made the following appeal:

We are asking for evidence about your local area to help us decide a new pattern of wards for Rutland.

Local people know their area best. That's why we are asking you for evidence on a range of issues.

Do you have suggestions about where your ward boundaries should be?

Which areas do you identify as your local community?"

For more details and interactive maps visit: LGBC (Rutland)

Barrowden Parish Council considers this an interesting and unusual opportunity for the community to request a change to ward boundaries. It might enable us to work with neighbouring villages comparable to ourselves who are often coping with similar community opportunities or pressures. Parish councils would be able to share information and work more effectively on community issues. We now have the opportunity of voting to either suggest change to our ward boundaries or to keep them as at present. The Parish Council is keen to know the choice of as many Barrowden residents as possible, in order to present an agreed view to the Commission.

The options are as follows:

1. Join with our nearest neighbours, i.e. Morcott, South Luffenham and Tixover (one county councillor)

2. Join with a larger group of villages, i.e. Tixover , Morcott, South Luffenham, North Luffenham, Wing, and Pilton (two county councillors)

3. Retain existing boundaries, i.e. Ketton, Tinwell, Barrowden and Tixover together (two county councillors)

Electoral Boundaries

Voting Form on redrawing Electoral Boundaries for Barrowden

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In case BPC needs to contact you for further details

Streetlights

Thank you to all that responded.

A few residents were troubled by the new lights interfering with sleep

There were concerns about the lights on the Back Rd Glowworm reserve

Interestingly, two undocumented streetlights were discovered, so this has been a very useful exercise

Your comments have been passed on to RCC

Any further comments or faults can be reported via

http://www.barrowdenpc.org.uk/street-lighting.html

Landline & Broadband Issues

Barrowden Parish Council have submitted the results of the village Telecomms Poll, Survey & Speedtest to BT senior management BT now want to know the telephone numbers of those affected. We had intended to keep responses confidential, but BT require this additional information to take action

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Please complete your postcode so BT can localise the problem

Please give a brief description of the problems you have been having with your Landline or Broadband

Barrowden Telecomms Poll & Survey

The summarised results are published on the Parish Council Website, with all other documentation from the Council meeting on Feb 10th

Makes rather depressing reading I'm afraid:
Appalling mobile cover, multiple problems with landlines & broadband

Not included are the telephone calls & personal visits to complain which continue to come in!

For example:4 elderly people: 3 no landline for a week, one no landline for 12 days1 no broadband for 5 wks

I have closed the Poll & Survey, but would like to continue collecting details of Telecomm-related problems either by phone (747524), email (council@barrowdenpc.org.uk ) or personally (5 Dovecote Close)