Having instigated the Stamford Bridge Parish boundary change in 2017 I am delighted to announce that it has now been confirmed.
Photo That Inspired The Change
In 2017 I drove into Stamford Bridge to the view in the photo above. It was insane that in front of me was Stamford Bridge but not the part to the right of the A166 (Godwin Vale). This was my inspiration for the change.
- February 2017 – Andy Strangeway (when the Independent ERYC Councillor) requested a meeting with ERYC to begin the process of the boundary change. I invited the Stamford Bridge Parish Council Chairman to join the meeting at County Hall, Beverley.
- 2017 onwards – This was then passed over to Stamford Bridge Parish Council who put a lot of work into facilitating the change.
- 18 May 2021 – ERYC Cabinet approved the final recommendations.
- 28 July 2021 – ERYC Council rubber-stamped the reorganisation order.
The changes will be implemented with effect from 1 April 2023, in time for the May 2023 elections for the Parish Council and ERYC. The ERYC Ward boundary between Pocklington Provincial and Wolds Weighton will need to be considered by the Boundary Commission in light of the Parish boundary change.
I would like to welcome Godwin Vale residents fully into Stamford Bridge.
This is the first Parish boundary change in the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
I cannot praise the Stamford Bridge Parish Council enough for the hard work they have put into this over the last four years.
It is disappointing that the three ERYC Conservative Ward councillors remained publically silent for the past two years apart from a token statement from one of them a week before the decision was rubber-stamped. The Ward Councillors should have given the Parish Council and the Godwin Vale residents their full support.