Have your say on Wellingborough ward changes

There's time to have your say on ward changes in Wellingborough
There's time to have your say on ward changes in Wellingborough

Time is running out for people to have their say on the proposals for new council ward boundaries across Wellingborough.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s draft recommendations propose that Wellingborough Council should have 36 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements.

The proposals mean those councillors would represent three single-member, six two-member and seven three-member wards across the borough.

The public consultation closes on November 11.

Max Caller, chairman of the commission, said: “We are keen to hear local views about our boundary proposals before we finalise them in February 2014.

“We want to make sure ward boundaries across Wellingborough reflect the identities and interests of local communities as well as delivering electoral fairness for voters.

“This is your last chance to have your say before we finalise the recommendations.”

Local people can have their say directly by visiting consultation.lgbce.org.uk.

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

The commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for Wellingborough.

If you would like to make a submission to the commission, write or email by November 11 to The Review Officer (Wellingborough), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG, or email reviews@lgbce.org.uk.