Rockwell Green is set to gain a little bit of official recognition from Somerset County Council – to help voters feel better about themselves. In proposed changes for future county council elections the name Wellington Division would become Wellington and Rockwell Green Division.
In the words of the council “The proposed change is intended to better reflect the make-up of the division and gives the village of Rockwell Green an appropriate status.
“Over the last 20 years the village of Rockwell Green has grown significantly in size with a number of new estates transforming the village in terms of size and socio-economic make up. There are now over 2000 electors in Rockwell Green which is a significant proportion of the overall electorate present in the division and this status should be reflected in the name of the division.
“By including the village in the title of the division would reassure local residents that they are considered in decision-making. There is considerable local pride in the Rockwell Green community and being a ‘Greener’ is something that many locals would be proud to declare that is what they are. This change would increase the visibility of the community and ensure that it is put on an equal footing with the rest of the town.”
At present Wellington is represented on Somerset council by Cllrs Andy Govier and John Thorne.