The parish of Bainton and Ashton is part of a larger group of parish councils referred to as a ward. The boundaries of the Ward are set by the Boundary Commission, a government office set up to ensure that all voters get roughly the same representation. Our Ward is called the Barnack Ward.
The Barnack ward has a City Councillor allocated to represent the ward to the City Council in Council matters. For the Barnack ward our Councillor is David Over. (Opens in a new window)
We are one of two single Councillor wards in the Peterborough area. Most wards are significantly larger than Barnack ward and have 2 or 3 Councillors representing their voters.
The ward meets every 2 months in a closed meeting where matters effecting the ward as a wider entity are discussed. Although ward funding has been significantly cut back in recent years we still believe that there is a commonality between the villages and that there are some things best approached with a common voice.