Corby residents get their say on new ward boundaries

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

A 12-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on April 14.

The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the borough.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose Corby Council should have 29 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent one single-member, five two-member wards and six three-member wards in the borough.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.

Max Caller, chairman of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Corby and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Over the next 12 weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. 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 they live.

“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Corby and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government to local people.”

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for Corby Council. People can send their views to The Review Officer (Corby), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG or email reviews@lgbce.org.uk.