North Norfolk residents: have your say on new ward boundaries

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) offices in Cromer.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Recommendations include axing eight councillors.

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

An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today (Tuesday) and will end on January 30, 2017. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across North Norfolk.

The Commission's draft recommendations propose that the North Norfolk should have 40 councillors in the future, eight fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 26 single-member wards and seven two-member wards across the district.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission's website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission's report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries.


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Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: 'We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across North Norfolk and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

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

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'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 you live.

'We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across North Norfolk and that the pattern of wards can help the council 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 district or just part of it.'

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for North Norfolk. To make a submission to the Commission, write to: The Review Officer (North Norfolk), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP. Alternatively, email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Have your say directly through the Commission's consultation portal: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/8510

Link to the dedicated web page for the North Norfolk electoral review: www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/eastern/norfolk/north-norfolk

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