Boundary Referendum

Boundary Referendum – Ballot papers back by 4pm, Friday 26th September!

EAST RIDING BOUNDARY REFERENDUM (locally involving residents from Bilton, Hedon, Preston and Preston South)

Boundary-Referendum-Poster_thumb.jpgBallot papers must be returned by 4pm, Friday 26th September 2014 to be included in the count!

The war of words between the two councils (East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council) is reflected on each council’s website.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Boundary Referendum

Hull City Council Commission of Inquiry

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  1. PRESS RELEASE from the East Riding Council:

    VOTING IN EAST RIDING BOUNDARY REFERENDUM DRAWS TO A CLOSE

    Residents are being reminded that they only have a few days left if they want to have their say on the future of East Riding’s boundaries.

    Eligible voters in 12 East Riding parishes bordering Hull have been sent ballot papers to take part in a boundary referendum being run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

    Voters are being asked whether they want their parish to be included in an expanded city of Hull and have until the end of Friday 26 September to return their ballot papers.

    Ballot papers can be returned via a freepost address or they can be placed in ballot boxes at designated sites such as customer service centres and libraries.

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding the referendum in response to Hull City Council’s announcement earlier this year that it was looking at options to expand its boundaries.

    Hull City Council then set up a commission of inquiry to look at the possibilities for change.

    Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I would urge everyone who has been sent a ballot paper to make their voice heard on this important issue.

    “We have been criticised by Hull City Councillors for holding this referendum but we believe it is right and proper to have a democratic process and to let our residents have a say on whether they want to be part of the East Riding or Hull.

    “Hull City Council has not once consulted us about its plans. It is a hostile land-grab and I hope East Riding residents send out a resounding no to becoming part of an expanded Hull.”

    People who live in the rest of the East Riding have also been given the chance to have their say on the issue of possible boundary change via a consultation form which was published in September’s edition of the Your East Riding magazine.

    Those consultation forms also have to be returned by Friday 26 September and can be returned via a freepost address.

    The parishes involved in the boundary referendum are: Anlaby with Anlaby Common, Bilton, Cottingham, Elloughton-cum-Brough, Hedon, Hessle, Kirk Ella, North Ferriby, Preston, Swanland, Welton and Willerby.

    The results of the referendum will be announced on Monday, 29 September.

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  2. I urge all Hedon, Preston and Bilton residents to use their vote in the Referendum. Do it now, while you remember, and please place your X in both of the ‘No’ boxes, and tell your family, friends and neighbours to do so too.

    We need a massive response to the referendum, and while we know the vast majority of us will say ‘no’, the more residents who actually vote, the more notice will be taken of our views.

    This boundary referendum is as important for we South West Holderness people as the Independence for Scotland version is for the Scots. Don’t miss your opportunity to influence this vital decision

    Remember – For the East Riding, it’s a No-No !!

    John

    Cllr. John Dennis
    668th Mayor of Hedon
    E.R.Y.C. – Ward Member for S.W. Holderness
    Chair of Hands Off the East Riding Campaign

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