1911 Decision to divide into 4 wards

From the minutes of the Mitcham Parish Council on 7th November, 1911, pages 113 and 114.

It was resolved on the recommendation of the Committee—

That the Parish Council accept the proposal made by the Committee of the County Council, viz. :—

That the Parish be divided into four Wards formed by dividing the existing Polling Districts into two by a line drawn from the Christchurch Boundary in London Road to the Parish Boundary at Tooting Junction, and by a line drawn down the centre of Western Road, Upper Green and Commonside East, from the Christchurch Boundary in Western Road to the Parish Boundary at Commonside East as shown on the plan, and that the Council recommend that the representation allotted to each Ward be as follows :—

District Members
Christchurch 4
St. Barnabas 3
St. Mark 4
St. Peter & St.Paul 4
It was proposed on the recommendation of the Committee-- 
   That the Council recommend.— 
        That the Wards be named by the points of the Compass, viz. :—

              North, South, East and West. 

to which an amendment was proposed by Mr J.M. Leather, seconded by Mr J.D. Drewett
that the council recommend that the wards be named by the names of the ecclesiastical parishes viz,: – Christchurch, Saint Barnabas, Saint Mark, and Saint Peter and Saint Paul
and upon the moment being put to the meeting there voted

In Favour

Mr E. Birch
Mr J.R. Chart
Mr J.D. Drewett
Mr J.M. Leather
Mr W.H. Parslow
Mr A. Mizen

Against

Mr G.H. Barson
Mr W.M. Bland
Mr G.J. Dale
Mr A. Dendy
Mr E.E. Mizen
Mr H. Mount
Mr J. Thompson.

and the chairman declared the amendment to be lost, and upon the following resolution being put to the meeting, the chairman declared it to be carried nem. con. –

That the parish be divided into four Wards formed by dividing the existing polling district of Christchurch into to buy a line drawn down the centre of London Road from Tooting Junction to the Christchurch boundary in London Road, and by dividing the existing polling district of St. Peter and St. Paul into to two by a line drawn down the centre of Western Road, Upper Green, and Commonside East, from the Christchurch boundary in Western Road to the boundary at the borough of Croydon, at Commonside East, and that the names be given to the respective Wards and that the representation allotted to each would be as follows: –

Ward Members
North 3
South 4
East 4
West 4

Minutes of meetings held by the Mitcham Parish Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.

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