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OpinioN8 has received this email about proposed boundary changes. The map below represents an attempt to define the changes. The area outlined in blue would move to Tottenham, the cross hatched area is in N8 the remainder in N4. The original map is here
 

Should this area become part of Tottenham? – have your say

You may have heard about the recently published proposals to change our parliamentary constituency boundaries.

As part of these proposals the Boundary Commission wants to move the area in which you live (Stroud Green ward) from Hornsey & Wood Green into the Tottenham constituency.  This would mean that at the next General Election, you would not have a say in who is MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, but would instead become part of Tottenham.

The Commission's report can be found here:

http://bit.ly/boundarycommissionreport

The plan would divide your area from Hornsey - and split Crouch End in two.  Residential streets, such as Weston Park, Nelson Road, Inderwick Road, Ferme Park Road and Mount View Road would be spilt, with one half in the Hornsey constituency and the other in Tottenham.

These proposals are not yet set in stone, as local groups and residents can now have their say.  The consultation on the plans will end on 5th December 2011, and we want to find out now, what you think:

1.Please fill out this short survey letting us know your views- so local  people's views

can be heard. 

http://www.richardwilson.me.uk/2011/09/30/boundary-commission/

2.Contact the Boundary Commission directly.  You can comment on their website here  http://bit.ly/boundarycommissionhaveyoursay or email them at this address reviews@bcommengland.x.gsi.gov.uk.  Please copy me in to any email you send the Commission.

Finally, please forward this email to everyone you know in the area so that as many people as possible can have their say.

Kind regards,

Cllr Richard Wilson

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Stroud Green

PS - to keep up-to-date on this and other issues in Stroud Green sign up to receive updates from my website




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I live in Lynton Road and many years ago the boundary commission moved me (and the rest of Lynton Road and presumably all roads north of Lynton Road) to the Muswell Hill ward. I never even go to Muswell Hill,  why would I want be in it?

I'm with the Stroud Greeners, put up a fight and stay with Crouch End!

 

 

 

In boundary commission speak, Ed, your objection is something like (and I agree with you):

I do not think Stroud Green should be transferred to the Tottenham constituency
Based on Boundary Commission criteria:

* special geographical considerations, including the size, shape and accessibility of a constituency; 

* local government boundaries as they existed on 6 May 2010; 

* boundaries of existing constituencies; and 

* any local ties that would be broken by  . . .
* special geographical considerations, including the size, shape and accessibility of a constituency;

The London - Edinburgh east coast line visibly and practically separates Stroud Green from Tottenham - this psychologicallly makes it difficult for people living in Stroud Green to feel connected to Tottenham. Because it physically disconnects the two areas it will make it practically difficult for the MP and for constituents to cross this boundary
* local government boundaries as they existed on 6 May 2010; Hraingey has set up Local Area Committees one of which is made up of Crouch End, Hornsey and Stroud Green. This preexisting grouping would be disrupted by the proposed change requiring the attention of two MPs to any issues raised, rather than the present one. This would also lead to a breaking of existing local ties

 

This is slightly old news now but this extract

AC88 The proposal that Stroud Green should be included in a Tottenham constituency received very little support, and was opposed by a large number of people and organisations, including all three Parliamentary parties, the present councillors for Stroud Green ward (IP/025512),11 and the Stroud Green Residents’ Association (IP/023119). Many respondents emphasised that this proposal would break local ties between Stroud Green and other Hornsey wards. We have therefore decided that Stroud Green ward should be part of a Hornsey and Wood Green constituency.

is taken from this boundary commission document

Thanks to GreenN8 for the info 

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