Local people have until 26 August 2014 to have their say.
Earlier this year, the Commission held a public consultation on new ward boundaries across the district. Residents now have another opportunity to have their say on new recommendations published by the Commission today.
The aim of the review is to ensure that each councillor represents a similar number of voters so that the value of your vote, in local elections, is the same regardless of where you live in Ashfield. The Commission also aims to draw local ward boundaries that reflect the interests and identities of communities across the district.
The Commission listened to the views put to it during consultation and now proposes to make substantial changes to the plans it put forward earlier this year. Due to the significance of the proposed changes, the Commission is re-opening its consultation with local people to see what they think of the recommendations.
Max Caller CBE, Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England said: "We listened carefully to all the views put to us earlier this year and have made a series of changes to the original recommendations. We are now asking local people to have their say on the revised proposals.
"There were some strong arguments made to us by local people that alternative wards would better reflect community interests and identities as well as delivering electoral equality for Ashfield voters. That is why we are now putting new recommendations forward for consultation.
"We are asking local people to log on to our website to tell us what they think about these proposals before we publish final recommendations in November."
Residents can view – and comment on - the proposals and interactive maps by logging on to
Submissions can also be made in writing to:
The Review Officer (Ashfield)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
76-86 Turnmill Street
For further information contact: Press Office: 020 7664 8530/8534 or email
a. Do the proposed wards reflect local communities?
b. How do you think the proposals can be improved whilst maintaining electoral equality?
c. Are the names of the proposed wards right?