Have your say on a new political map for Norfolk County Council
New boundaries are being proposed for electoral divisions in Norfolk County Council.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A ten week consultation on the proposals will run until 23 November 2020.
Proposed divisions for Norfolk County Council
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2020
High resolution map available at http://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Reviews/Eastern/Norfolk%20County/Draft%20recs/Norfolk%20Jpeg%20no%20labels.jpg
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Norfolk County Council to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that division arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Norfolk County Council. It is proposing that there should continue to be 84 divisions and one councillor per division. However, most existing division boundaries will change.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Norfolk to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new divisions for Norfolk County Council. 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 divisions and their boundaries. https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/18494
People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:
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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/18494
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