Fears historic Elstow near Bedford could be “split in two”
Parish council unhappy with "absurd" new boundary proposals
Villagers fear Elstow could be split in two under new boundary proposals.
And Elstow - famed as the home of global best-selling author John Bunyan - is one of them.
Under the proposals, the historic Elstow Abbey Church, Moot Hall and Bunyan’s Mead would be apart from the rest of the rural parish, and put in the Cauldwell ward.
Jon Miles, Elstow Parish Council chairman, said: “It is absolutely absurd for this to even be a consideration.
"Elstow Parish Council objects in the strongest possible way. Elstow’s character is unique, and it is simply shocking to see it being thought acceptable for the rural parish to be split in two."
You can have your say on the plans by July 5.
Other proposed changes include:
>Castle ward would now cover all of the Castle Road area
>Wixams and Wilstead would now be in the same ward, along with Stewartby and most of Elstow