Consultation on ward boundaries closes on 9 April

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Reigate & Banstead residents have only a few days left to have their say on where new council ward boundaries should be drawn.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of the borough: the last one was around 20 years ago, and patterns of population in Reigate & Banstead have changed since then.

The commission will aim to ensure each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters, and that new wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Reigate & Banstead.

Also, the council has told the commission that it thinks it needs 45 councillors instead of the current 51.

Local people are being asked for their views on where ward boundaries should be drawn, before the commission draws up its recommendations, expected in June.

Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the commission, said:

“We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations.

We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals.

Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”

The consultation runs until Monday 9 April 2018 and can be found on a commission webpage, which contains interactive maps and details of how to respond.

Changes made in the boundary review process are scheduled to take effect at local elections next year, May 2019.

 

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