Board Elections

LAND DRAINAGE ACT 1991

Land Drainage (Election of Drainage Boards) Regulations 1938

Land Drainage (Election of Internal Drainage Boards) (Amendment) Regulations 1977

ALCONBURY & ELLINGTON INTERNAL DRAINAGE BOARD

Declaration by Returning Officer when No Poll

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer for the election of Members of the Internal Drainage Board for the several electoral districts of the above named Internal Drainage District, do hereby declare that as the number of candidates does not exceed the number of persons (12) to be elected the following Candidates are elected as Members of the Internal Drainage Board for the several electoral districts of the Internal Drainage District.

Electoral District Name of Candidate Place of Abode Description Qualification
1 M Baker West View, Easton, Cambs, Retired Nominated by Owner
1 H Raby Brookfield Farm, Great Stukeley, Huntingdon, Cambs Farmer Owner/Occupier
1 E Ruston Park Farm, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambs Farmer Owner/Occupier
1 J Sewell Harcourt Farm, Cambridge Road, Godmanchester, Cambs Farmer Owner/Occupier
2 B Chapman Manor Farm, Ellington, Huntingdon, Cambs Farmer Occupier
3 K Baker Salix House, Hamerton Road, Alconbury Weston, Huntingdon, Cambs Farmer Occupier
3 A Lensen AgReserves Ltd, Manor Farm, Wood Walton, Huntingdon, Cambs Farm Manager Nominated by Owner
3 G Warrener Holly Lodge, Upton, Huntingdon, Cambs Farmer Occupier

25th September 2020

B Agass (Returning Officer)
Vale House
Broadmead Road
Stewartby
Bedfordshire
MK43 9ND


LAND DRAINAGE ACT 1991

Land Drainage (Election of Drainage Boards) Regulations 1938

Land Drainage (Election of Internal Drainage Boards) (Amendment) Regulations 1977

BUCKINGHAM & RIVER OUZEL INTERNAL DRAINAGE DISTRICT

Declaration by Returning Officer when No Poll

I, the undersigned, being the Returning Officer for the election of Members of the Drainage Board of the above named Drainage District, do hereby declare that as the number of candidates does not exceed the number of persons to be elected (12) the following Candidates are elected as Members of the Drainage Board for the Drainage District.

Name of Candidate Place of Abode Description Qualification

P Bowsher

 

Milton Keynes Parks Trust, Campbell Park Pavilion, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 4AD Head of Landscape Strategy and Development Nominated by Owner
A Gurney Rectory Farm, Newton Road, Stoke Hammond, MK17 0EB Farmer Owner/Occupier
R Haynes Tuckey Farm, East Claydon Road, Winslow, Buckingham, MK18 3ND Farmer Owner/Occupier
N Hawes Briarhill Farm, Steeple Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EP Farmer Occupier
H J Hunt Watergate Farm, Woburn Road, Hockliffe, Leighton Buzzard,  LU7 9LN Farmer Owner/Occupier
W D Prosser Cedars Farm, Mursley, Milton Keynes, MK17 0RT Farmer Owner/Occupier
D Osborn Park Farm, Hockliffe Road, Tebworth, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9QA Farmer Owner/Occupier

25th September 2020

B Agass (Returning Officer)
Vale House
Broadmead Road
Stewartby
Bedfordshire
MK43 9ND


Board make up and Elections

The Bedford Group of Internal Drainage Boards consists of three Drainage Boards.

  • Bedfordshire and River Ivel IDB
  • Buckingham and River Ouzel IDB
  • Alconbury & Ellington IDB

Each Drainage Board’s membership is made up of both elected members who are elected by the drainage rate payers in the Board’s area and local authority members who are appointed by local councils.

Internal Drainage Board’s key role is to manage water levels and reduce the risk from flooding within their catchment’s. Much of their work involves the maintenance and improvement of watercourses and related infrastructure

IDBs also set byelaws to ensure the watercourse network works efficiently and scrutinise planning and development in their area to mitigate its impact on the water environment and flood risk.

The Boards currently hold meetings two or three times a year.


Election Frequently Asked Questions

How often are Elections held?

Elections for membership of the Board are held every 3 years, you have the opportunity to shape the work of the Board, either by exercising your vote as a ratepayer or if eligible standing for election yourself.

When is the next Election?

The next election of members is for Bedfordshire and River Ivel Board and and will take place in Autumn 2021.

How many elected places are there?

The Alconbury and Ellington Board has 12 elected members.

The Buckingham and River Ivel Board has 12 elected members

The Buckingham and Ouzel Board has 12 elected members

Who are the current representatives?

Please visit our Board Membership web page to identify your existing representative.

How do I stand for election or nominate someone?

To stand for election you will either be an eligible Drainage Ratepayer, or you will be nominated by a landowner who pays Drainage Rates. Full details regarding qualification for membership and nominating candidates are included in the Land Drainage Act 1991, summarised on the nomination paper, which can be obtained from the Drainage Board office. Please note that your nomination paper must be validly completed and returned to us by the published deadline.

Who gets to vote, should a poll be required?

If the number of candidates exceeds the number of places available, a poll will be held. You will be entitled to vote providing that you have paid your Drainage Rates at least one month prior to the date of the election and your entitlement is shown in the Register of Electors.

When is the result announced ?

If a poll is required. The results will then be published on the website. The declaration will list the elected members.

What happens if there are fewer candidates nominated than seats available?

A ‘no poll declaration’ will be published on the website, shortly after the deadline for receiving nomination papers. Casual vacancies shall be filled by the election by the board of a new member.

How do I get more Information?

If you would like more information about the election process please refer to the Land Drainage Act 1991, contact the Drainage Board office on 01234 767995  or send an email to contact@idbs.org.uk