Poll: Should the tiny parish of Wangford, home to just six people, be merged with Brandon? Or should we save Wangford?

Should Wangford merge with neighbouring Brandon? Should Wangford merge with neighbouring Brandon?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
4:18 PM

A parish with only six people on the electoral roll could be abolished with the village tagged on to its neighbouring town.

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Wangford would be merged with Brandon under the proposals from Forest Heath District Council after it undertook a local governance review. With only six electors, Wangford is one of the smallest parishes in the country.

There will be no change in the number of councillors for Brandon as a result of merger, as there is such a small number of electors in Wangford. The same governance review has also proposed raising the number of councillors on Kentford Parish Council from five to seven.

Forest Heath has now opened a public consultation on both proposals for people to give their views before the changes are confirmed.

Stephen Edwards, the council’s cabinet member for governance, said: “The focus of the consultation is what is best for the community and any change should reflect this.”

Residents can submit comments until September 12 before a final decision is made in October.

To have your say, call 01638 719000 or visit www.forestheath.gov.uk

Are you a resident of Wangford? Or did you once live there? Tell us more about this tiny parish - email our newsdesk today

Or join the conversation on Twitter using #SaveWangford

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