'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

'Make the Hythe one ward to see business benefit', says group

First published in News

A BUSINESS group has urged the people behind an electoral change in Colchester to make the Hythe one single ward.

At the moment, the area falls into New Town, Harbour, St Andrew’s and St Anne’s.

But a review is being carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission, which will cut the number of borough councillors to 51.

It means some ward boundaries will be redrawn.

Alistair Heron, vice-chairman of Hythe Forward, said: “This review gives us an opportunity because our core purpose is to maximise the regeneration of the area.

“Our view is it would aid our mission of the whole of the Hythe was a ward.

“It would concentrate people’s attention on the issues.”

Mr Heron admitted it is unlikely a new ward would be created for the Hythe, but said the whole of the former port could be included in New Town.

He added: “A large proportion of our residential area is in New Town, so that would make sense.

“The Hythe would then become its business district so to speak.”

A consultation on the boundary change is running until Monday, August 4.

To take part, go to consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/2947.

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1:10pm Tue 22 Jul 14

AngryManNewTown says...

Makes perfect sense to have the Hythe as part of New Town. Should also rename the Ward as New Town & Hythe to ensure the name does not get lost. We also have 3 ward councillors for New Town so it would not be hard.
Makes perfect sense to have the Hythe as part of New Town. Should also rename the Ward as New Town & Hythe to ensure the name does not get lost. We also have 3 ward councillors for New Town so it would not be hard. AngryManNewTown
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9:22am Wed 23 Jul 14

Catchedicam says...

AngryManNewTown wrote:
Makes perfect sense to have the Hythe as part of New Town. Should also rename the Ward as New Town & Hythe to ensure the name does not get lost. We also have 3 ward councillors for New Town so it would not be hard.
Most of the business part of the Hythe belongs to Old Heath, i.e. Old Hythe the original port area of Colchester, so lets not lose our heritage for sake of an administrative change.
[quote][p][bold]AngryManNewTown[/bold] wrote: Makes perfect sense to have the Hythe as part of New Town. Should also rename the Ward as New Town & Hythe to ensure the name does not get lost. We also have 3 ward councillors for New Town so it would not be hard.[/p][/quote]Most of the business part of the Hythe belongs to Old Heath, i.e. Old Hythe the original port area of Colchester, so lets not lose our heritage for sake of an administrative change. Catchedicam
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6:13am Thu 24 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

Wonderful last comment.I spent a part of my childhood at the Hythe with my nan and grandad, rest at Old Heath. Please don't lose anymore of our great heritage.
Wonderful last comment.I spent a part of my childhood at the Hythe with my nan and grandad, rest at Old Heath. Please don't lose anymore of our great heritage. Navajo wife
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