Local Election Hustings

Petersfield Hustings Sunday 25th & Monday 26th April 2021 – Call for Questions!

Graphic of ballot box with voting slip about to be inserted

There will be two zoom-based Petersfield Hustings, held on:

Those who live, work, volunteer or study in the Petersfield County Division and the Petersfield City Council Ward, are now warmly encouraged to send questions for the candidates standing for election, via email to petersfield.hustings@gmail.com


For full information on the four elections in the fifth month on the sixth day see Elections 4-5-6… and do check that you are registered to vote.

The government has confirmed that all EU citizens who are registered to vote in the UK will be able to vote and stand for election at these polls. For further details see Elections in 2021 on the Cambridge City Council website here.


Not sure if you live in Petersfield? It’s complicated. The Petersfield County Division and the City Council Ward are not coterminous. They are mainly the same, but differ around the edges. The map shown here originally, was for the City Council (only) up to the date of the election.

Click on the map to visit the City Council’s Ward Boundary Review page, and map.
Click on the map to visit the County Council’s My Cambridgeshire page

In order to generate the map, you will need to select the My Maps tab, then open the ‘Council and Democracy’ menu in the sidebar.


Those who live, work, volunteer or study in the Petersfield County Division and the Petersfield City Council Ward, are now warmly encouraged to send questions for the candidates standing for election, via email to petersfield.hustings@gmail.com

Similar questions will be merged & all questions will be edited to 50 words maximum. Issues will be ranked by their importance, interest to Petersfield ward and frequency of submission. 

The Petersfield Hustings website will offer: 

  •  Answers from the candidates to 6 introductory questions 
  •  Zoom details & instructions – plus Hustings procedures
  •  Hustings questions (incl. any that don’t fit into Hustings time)
  • Answers from the candidates to these extra questions 
  • Links to recordings of both live Hustings      

Questions for the County Hustings are encouraged on these public services:

  • adoption & fostering
  • care for  the vulnerable & elderly
  • education
  • libraries 
  • policing matters
  • parking issues
  • pavements & potholes
  • roads and traffic management
  • large-scale strategic planning
  • street lighting

Questions for the City Hustings are encouraged on these public services:

  • benefits
  • bins/recycling
  • City centre & Market Square
  • community centres/events
  • graffiti & litter
  • homelessness & housing
  • parks & open spaces
  • local planning
  • public toilets
  • refugee/asylum 
  • rivers/mooring
  • tree services

These Hustings are supported by:

These Hustings are being arranged by 

  • Piete Brooks (Hustings Technical Host)
  • Valerie Neal (Hustings Co-Host)
  • Helen Weinstein (Hustings Chair)
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9 April 2021 14:24

An email from a local resident has led us to investigate the boundary changes affecting Petersfield ward for the local elections on Thursday 6th May.

If we have understood correctly, apparently boundary changes to the Petersfield County Division went into effect for the County elections in 2018 Ward changes are only now coming into effect for the City Council elections this year.

Interestingly, the County Division/City Ward boundaries don’t appear to be identical.

So the map which you kindly published in this post about our Hustings is currently correct but will not apply for the 6th May 2021 elections – which makes it potentially misleading for the affected residents.

This is not intended to be a criticism, just for your information.

We will try to get something about this on our Hustings webpage.

Thank you for this important alert. This has now been updated on the blogpost.
– Web Editor