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Have your say on a new political map for North Lincolnshire Council

5th October 2021

Have your say on a new political map for North Lincolnshire Council

 

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in North Lincolnshire Council.

 

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week week consultation on the proposals will run from 5 October 2021 until 13 December 2021.

 

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Proposed wards for North Lincolnshire

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/Reviews/Yorkshire%20and%20the%20Humber/North%20Lincs/Draft/North%20Lincolnshire%20-%20map%20no%20labels.jpg

 

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing North Lincolnshire 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 Lincolnshire. It is proposing that there should be 43 councillors, the same number as there are now. North Lincolnshire should have 17 wards, the same number as there are now. However, the boundaries of all but five wards should change. 

 

Proposed changes include:

 

  • The proposals unite the Skippingdale estate in Crosby & Park ward, reflecting evidence received.

 

  • The proposals also include Cadney parish in Brigg & Wolds ward. The Commission acknowledges that unusually, Cadney parish is detached from the rest of Brigg & Wolds ward, but considers that its strongest links within the borough are towards Brigg.  

 

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

 

“We want people in North Lincolnshire to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in North Lincolnshire. 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/27698

 

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

 

Review Officer (North Lincolnshire)

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/27698

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