Blackwater Ward Profile


Ward profiles have been developed for each of the 24 ward areas in Test Valley. Additionally, parish profiles have been developed for the borough's parishes. The profiles aim to provide consistent information about local communities across the borough. It is hoped that these profiles will allow a greater understanding of your local area and help to identify priorities for the community.

Below you will find a detailed ward profile for Blackwater, as well as profiles for the ward's parishes. If you would like further information about a specific area or data set, please contact the Policy Team on 01264 368000 or and we will work with you to provide a more detailed profile.

'Ward' is a term used by the Council and other public sector bodies to define an area represented by one or more Borough Councillors. These Councillors have been elected by the people who live in that ward to represent their views. A parish is represented by a number of Parish Councillors, and is usually smaller than a ward.


The ward of Blackwater covers 3,648 hectares on the south-western edge of Test Valley. The western edge of the ward borders Wiltshire, whilst the southern edge borders the New Forest which is designated as a National Park, part of which is within the ward boundary of Blackwater

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  • Sherfield English
  • Canada Common
  • East Wellow