Have your say on the future of council boundaries

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Northamptonshire to comment on its draft proposals for new electoral arrangements for Northamptonshire County Council.

An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on August 13.

The consultation is open to anyone in Northamptonshire who wants to have their say on new electoral divisions, division boundaries and division names across the county.

The commission’s draft recommendations propose that Northamptonshire County Council should have 57 county councillors in the future, 16 fewer than under the current arrangements.

The proposals would mean those councillors would represent 57 single-member electoral divisions across Northamptonshire.

The full recommendations and detailed maps are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/northamptonshire/northamptonshire-cc-fer.

Hard copies of the commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries across the county.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions across Northamptonshire and we’re keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“We are asking people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or how they can be improved.”

If you would like to make a submission please email reviews@lgbce.org.uk