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Have your say on a new political map for Chesterfield Borough Council 

2nd November 2021

News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Embargoed until: 00:01 02 November 2021


Have your say on a new political map for Chesterfield Borough Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Chesterfield Borough Council.#

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 10 January 2022.

 

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Proposed wards for Chesterfield

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021

High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Chesterfield_DR_outline_Labels_0.jpg  

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Chesterfield to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Chesterfield. It is proposing that there should be 16 wards; eight two-councilor wards, and eight three councilor wards. The boundaries of all wards have changed in our draft recommendations.

Proposed changes include:

  • Our draft recommendations unite Hollingwood and the north area of Brimington in three-councillor Brimington North ward, reflecting evidence received of links between the areas.
  • Our draft recommendations also propose a three-councillor Whittington ward that would join New Whittington and Old Whittington into a ward, reflecting some of the community evidence received.

 

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:

“We want people in Chesterfield to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Chesterfield. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.

“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

 

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries.

https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/27355

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

Review Officer (Chesterfield)

LGBCE

PO Box 133

Blyth

NE24 9FE

 

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Notes to editors: 

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/27355.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances