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Residents of Crewe and Nantwich will be able to submit their views online on new borough council arrangements in a pilot launched today by the Boundary Committee for England. Crewe and Nantwich is one of only two areas chosen to test the new online service which the Committee hopes will encourage more residents to have their say on proposed changes to local boundaries and council size.
The online form, which can be found at http://www.boundarycommittee.org.uk/our-work/LakelandFeedback.cfm, asks people to give their name, address and comment on the proposals outlined on the Boundary Committee for Englands website (boundarycommittee.org.uk). Once submitted, their views will become a crucial part of the evidence the Committee looks at during the current public consultation period, which runs until 12 February 2007. After this date the Committees final recommendations will be published.
The Committee is seeking feedback on the following proposals:
Archie Gall, Director of the Boundary Committee for England, said:
"The new online submission form will make it easier for residents to tell us what they think of our proposals for the council and wards. Their views are vital to ensuring there is electoral equality in Crewe and Nantwich.
"I would especially like to hear the views of local people on the warding in the centre of Crewe around the existing Coppenhall, Delamere and Grosvenor wards. I would also welcome ideas on how to improve the boundaries and access within Nantwich, specifically in the area to the north of Hospital Street."
Anyone wishing to make representations to the Committee on its draft recommendations can also do so in writing, to arrive no later than 12 February 2007, to: Review Manager (Crewe and Nantwich), The Boundary Committee for England, Trevelyan House, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2HW.
Anna McGlynn on 020 7271 0530 or Niamh Mulholland on 020 7271 0531
Out of office hours 07789 920 414
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