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Have your say on a new political map for Mole Valley District Council 

24th March 2022

 

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Mole Valley District 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 6 June 2022.   

  Proposed Wards in Mole Valley

Proposed wards for Mole Valley 

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2022  

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

  

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Mole Valley 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 Mole Valley. It is proposing that there should be 13 three member wards. The boundaries of all exisiting wards will change. 

Proposed changes include:  

  • Maintaining the link between Brockham, Betchworth and Buckland, in response to evidence from the parish councils and residents in this area. 

  • Creation of a new Eastwick Park ward 

  • Linking Beare Green and the Holmwoods villages in response to evidence from residents and a councillor in this area. 

  

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

“We want people in Mole Valley to help us.   

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Mole Valley. 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/node/30046  

People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:  

Review Officer (Mole Valley)  
LGBCE  
PO Box 133  
Blyth 
NE24 9FE  

 

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Notes to editors:   

This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that are currently taking place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.  

  

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email [email protected]   

 

An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/30046  

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