by Angela Cotton

We were pleased to learn that the Boundary Commission has recommended keeping the whole of our estate within Swaythling. The proposed ward boundary would be similar to the current one, but extended a few roads further south into what is now Portswood. The consultation closed on 18th July and we hope there will be no major changes to the proposals for our ward.

The Boundary Commission said “There was widespread opposition for the proposal to include Leaside Way Estate in Bassett ward. Those that responded stated that this proposal would break significant community ties between the Leaside Way Estate and Ethelburt Avenue, noting the estate’s presence in the Bassett Green Conservation Area and Herbert Collins Estates Residents’ Association. The submissions provided supporting evidence which demonstrated community ties. …. We propose to maintain Leaside Way and surrounding streets in Swaythling ward.”

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