Have your say on council shake-up

Swanspool House, the main offices of Wellingborough Council
Swanspool House, the main offices of Wellingborough Council

There is still time for residents to have their say on the future structure of Wellingborough Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people whether they think Wellingborough should continue to be represented by 36 councillors in the future.

The public consultation is the first part of the commission’s electoral review which will also consider changes to the number, names and boundaries of all the council’s wards.

The current phase of consultation runs out on February 18, meaning residents have just a few weeks to voice their opinions.

Once the commission has considered the evidence provided by local people and organisations, it will publish its proposal on the total number of councillors in March and then begin to gather information from local people and organisations on new ward boundaries across Wellingborough.

Residents within the borough can have their say on the shake-up.

They can do so by visiting the commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk.