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Crewe and Nantwich residents to have their say online in Boundary Committee pilot

18th December 2006

Crewe and Nantwich residents to have their say online in Boundary Committee pilot

14th December 2006

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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, asks people to give their name, address and comment on the proposals outlined on the Boundary Committee for Englands website (  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:

  • Increasing the size of Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council from 56 to 57 councillors
  • Amendments to improve electoral equality and strengthen ward boundaries in St Johns, St Marys, Willaston, Wistaston Green and Valley wards
  • A mixture of single-member, two-member and three-member wards
  • Boundaries based on 26 wards

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.

For further information contact:

Anna McGlynn on 020 7271 0530 or Niamh Mulholland on 020 7271 0531

Out of office hours 07789 920 414

[email protected]

Notes to editors:

  1. The Boundary Committee for England is a statutory committee of The Electoral Commission.
  1. The Boundary Committee for England published its draft recommendations for proposed changes in Crewe and Nantwich on 7 November 2006, see press release for details. The consultation process will run until 12 February.
  1. All representations will be available for inspection (including the names and addresses of respondents unless otherwise specified), by appointment, at the Committees offices and copies will be available at the offices of the relevant local authority. Copies of all representations will also be available to be viewed on the Committees website,
  1. A list of respondents is also available on request from the Committee.