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Let Committee know your views on local government

2nd March 2010

Let Committee know your views on local government

10th September 2008

The Boundary Committee for England has reminded people in Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk to make their views known on draft proposals for unitary local government in the county.

Archie Gall, Director of the Boundary Committee, said: “People across all three counties have taken a huge interest in our draft proposals, and our report has been downloaded over 10,000 times. We’ve had thousands of extremely useful responses so far but we know that there may be some people who haven’t had their say yet. Please don’t miss out on your chance to have your say and tell us why you think that.  Your evidence really does help to inform our thinking as we prepare to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State that we believe will be in the best interests of the county as a whole.”

To comment on the draft proposals, fill in the online form or write to the Boundary Committee, giving reasons for your views. All responses to the current consultation are published on the Boundary Committee’s website.

The formal close of the consultation is 26 September but the Committee will consider responses made after that date. The Committee will then provide its final advice to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by the end of this year.

Responses to the draft proposal can be made by filling in an online form or writing to:

  Review Manager
  (Devon, Norfolk or Suffolk  Review)
  The Boundary Committee for England
  Trevelyan House
  Great Peter Street
  London SW1P 2HW

  Email: reviews@boundarycommittee.org.uk

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For further information contact

Gareth Nicholson on 020 7271 0638

email: press@boundarycommittee.org.uk

outside office hours: 07789 920414

Notes to editors

1. The Boundary Committee for England is independent of government and is committed to providing fair boundary arrangements for local authority elections

2. The Boundary Committee for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, e.g. defining boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected, and for conducting reviews of local government external boundaries and structure.