Have your say on Warwickshire's boundaries

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PEOPLE are being asked their views on a new pattern of electoral divisions for Warwickshire County Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has launched a consultation in the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw division boundaries across the whole county.

The Commission has also announced it is recommending the county council should have 57 councillors in the future, five fewer than the current arrangements.

The Commission now needs information from people and groups across Warwickshire to help it to produce a new pattern of electoral divisions to accommodate 57 county councillors.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

"If you have a view about which communities, parishes or neighbourhoods should be part of the same county division, then we want to hear from you.

"And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Warwickshire, then this consultation is for you. "

Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after the commission publishes its draft recommendations in September.

The deadline for responses isMonday, June 23.

For details and interactive maps of the existing boundaries, visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk.

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