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Re: Local Authority Boundaries
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 21:24:15 »
The move towards open data and improved scanning software in recent years has made a lot more mapping material available online than used to be the case.

The Vision of Britain website is one such source.

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/#tab02

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Re: Local Authority Boundaries
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 08:51:38 »
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Local Authority Boundaries
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 21:03:37 »
Questions regarding boundaries often arise, particularly concerning the Medway Towns, probably because Medway Unitary Authority is comprised of what were previously individual towns.

Medway is part of the South East Europe Division and is divided into:
1.   Parliamentary Constituencies for the election of Members of Parliament. Medway has 3 plus part of 2 others that ‘overlap’ its southern border.
2.   Wards for the election of local councillors. Medway has 22 Wards
3.   Additionally, rural areas of Wards may be sub-divided into Civil Parishes, of which Medway has 9 in the Hoo Peninsula, and 2 at Cuxton & Halling (These are distinct from Church Parishes)
4.   An entirely different division into Postal Districts, as defined by Postcodes. All that is necessary to locate a premises is its name or number in the street, and its postcode. The name of town or county are not strictly needed, although most people probably feel ‘safer’ by including it.

Sources that I have found are:
A-Z Street Atlas for postcode boundaries and Local Authority boundaries in Medway.

For Parliamentary Constituency boundaries and Ward boundaries:
http://www.medway.gov.uk/councilanddemocracy/electionsandregistration/electoralboundaries.aspx
Other local authorities have their websites, but this is the only one I have found that has a map of its boundaries.

For Europe Divisions, Parliamentary Constituency boundaries, Wards, and Parishes for anywhere in the country:
http://www.election-maps.co.uk/index.jsp
Probably the most useful.

There are doubtless other sources of information, and if anyone knows of such, please add it to this thread.
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