Have your say on a new political map for North Kesteven District Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in North Kesteven 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 19 October 2020.
Proposed wards for North Kesteven District Council
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2020
High resolution map available at : https://www.lgbce.org.uk/_flysystem/s3/2020-01/District%20No%20Labels.jpg
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing North Kesteven 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 North Kesteven. It is proposing that there should be 43 councillors in future, no change from now. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent three three-councillor wards, 12 two-councillor wards and 10 one-councillor wards across the district.
Proposed changes include:
The existing ward of Skellingthorpe will be combined in a two-councillor ward with the parishes of Doddington & Whisby, Eagle & Swinethorpe and North Scarle in order to improve electoral equality in the area.
South Hykeham parish will be united with parts of North Hykeham in a two-councillor ward, after submissions we received demonstrated strong community links in this area.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in North Kesteven to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in North Kesteven. 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, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward. More information is available here: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/19591
People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:
The Review Officer for (North Kesteven)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
1st Floor, Windsor House
50 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0TL
Notes to editors:
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/19591The 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