26-Jul-2016

There is still time for local people to have their say on new council ward boundaries across Huntingdonshire.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting local people on its draft proposals for new ward boundaries across Huntingdonshire. The consultation closes on 22 August 2016.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Huntingdonshire District Council should have 52 councillors in the future - the same as the current arrangement. The proposals mean those councillors would represent eight three-member wards, ten two-member wards and eight single-member wards across the district.

The recommendations propose changes to ward boundaries across Huntingdonshire. View interactive maps of the proposals for Huntingdonshire.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: "We are asking local people to log on to our website to have a look at our proposals for new boundaries across Huntingdonshire. 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 Huntingdonshire 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 Huntingdonshire.

"We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of Huntingdonshire or just a part of the district."

Local people can visit the Commission’s interactive consultation portal to look at detailed maps of the Commission’s proposals and get all the advice they need to make a submission during the consultation.

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

If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please make a comment via the consultation portal, email reviews@lgbce.org.uk or write to the address below by 22 August 2016:

The Review Officer (Huntingdonshire)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th floor, Millbank Tower
London
SW1P 4QP