Have your say on boundary changes



First published in Local

THERE is still time to comment on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England's draft proposals for new ward boundaries across the Cotswold district.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Cotswold District Council should have 34 councillors in the future, 10 fewer than the current arrangements.

Those councillors would represent 32 single-member wards and one two-member wards across the district.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: "We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals.

"If you don’t agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in elections to Cotswold District Council. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.

"We also aim to ensure that the council’s wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of local communities across the district."

For detaiils and the Commission’s interactive consultation portal, visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk.

Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps have also been made available to view at council buildings and libraries.

The consultation closes on Monday, April 28.

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