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Have your say on new ward boundary draft proposals

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10 May 2016

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across South Lakeland to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

A 10-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today (10 May) and will end on 18 July 2016. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across South Lakeland.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that the South Lakeland District Council should have 51 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 17 three-member wards across the district.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across South Lakeland and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Over the next ten weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.'' 

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for South Lakeland. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email by 18 July 2016 to:

The Review Officer (South Lakeland),

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

14th floor, Millbank Tower

London

SW1P 4QP

Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Have your say directly through the Commission’s consultation portal:

https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/6168

Link to the dedicated web page for the South Lakeland electoral review:

www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/north-west/cumbria/south-lakeland    

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