The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Redcar & Cleveland to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
The Commission’s plans mean the boundaries of all but one ward should change.
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A ten-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 16 April 2018. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Redcar & Cleveland.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council should have 59 councillors in future: the same number as there are now. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent twelve three-councillor wards, eleven two-councillor wards and one one-councillor ward across the council area.
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.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Redcar & Cleveland and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
“Over the next ten weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.
“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 Redcar & Cleveland 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 of Redcar & Cleveland or just part of it.
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for Redcar & Cleveland. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email us by 16 April 2018.
The Review Officer (Redcar & Cleveland)
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- Do the proposed wards reflect local communities?
- How do you think the proposals can be improved whilst maintaining electoral equality?
- Are the names of the proposed wards right?
5. Residents have from 6 February until 16 April 2018 to have their say about where ward boundaries for Redcar and Cleveland should be drawn. The Commission will consider all submissions and aims to publish its final recommendations in June 2018. Once the Commission agrees its final recommendations it will lay a draft order in both Houses of Parliament. Parliament will then have 40 days in which to consider the recommendations. If both Houses are satisfied with the recommendations, the draft order will be ‘made’ and the new wards will come into effect at the council elections in May 2019.