Members received a report which sought approval for a Reorganisation Order for Workington Town Council following a Community Governance Review of the parish area.
Councillor J Ellis moved the recommendations as per the report. This was seconded by Councillor M Fryer.
Councillor S Stoddart moved an amendment to include the following;
‘…that the Council authorises the already established Workington Community Governance Review Working Group to:
1. Prepare a draft Reorganisation Order for the Moorclose Parish Council; and
2. Prepare an amended Reorganisation Order for Workington Town Council
and that both draft Orders be presented to Council at its meeting on 30 January 2019’.
This was seconded by Councillor D Robertson.
Councillor S Stoddart requested a recorded vote, a quarter of those members present did not agree to a recorded vote.
A vote was taken on Councillor S Stoddart’s amended motion – 3 voted in favour, 39 against and 5 abstentions. The motion was lost.
A vote was taken on the original motion as detailed in the report – 38 in favour, 0 against and 9 abstentions. The motion was carried.
That the Reorganisation Order for Workington Town Council be approved, to take effect at the normal parish council elections in May 2019, and which will have the effect of:
1. Amending the ward boundaries of the parish as detailed on the maps contained within the Order
2. Amending the electoral arrangements of the parish to reduce the council size from 30 to 25.