Ten-week consultation launched on Mid Suffolk and Babergh ward boundary changes
Residents in Mid Suffolk and Babergh have ten weeks to have their say on new council and ward boundaries across the districts.
A public consultation begins today and runs until Monday, December 11, asking for feedback on proposals which could see the number of Mid Suffolk councillors drop by six and Babergh councillors by eleven.
The outline plans, put forward by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, are available to view at district council offices and www.lgbce.org.uk.
Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Mid Suffolk and Babergh.
“We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
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“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.
“Our reviews aim to deliver electoral equality for local voters in both districts.
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“This means that each councillor represents a similar number of people so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.
“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Babergh and Mid Suffolk and that the pattern of wards can help the councils deliver effective local government to local people.
“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of your district or just part of it.”
Email your response to the boundary changes to email@example.com