As reported in the June edition of The Rudd, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has launched a public consultation inviting proposals to maintain the current pattern of electoral wards for the Borough.
This includes their recommendation that 44 Borough Councillors should be elected to the Council in future, instead of Rushcliffe’s previous proposal to increase numbers to 46 in line with our growing population.
The LGBCE is inviting proposals from the Borough Council, interested parties and members of the public until 19th July 2021. You can have your say on the LGBCE website, which contains links to guidance and maps of the current wards. You can also submit your views by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission recently gave a briefing designed to inform a wider group of stakeholders about the current position and gain a better understanding of our communities’ make-up. You can watch the video here, or if you’d a copy of the slides, please email email@example.com.
The briefing included questions on how ward boundaries can be altered and the restrictions around them, and also how the names of new wards and parishes need to have a historical link should any be created.
The LGBCE plans to publish proposals for the new electoral arrangements in October, with further consultation planned between then and December, and intends to publish its final recommendations in March 2022.