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News Release: Have your say on a new political map for Charnwood Borough Council

31st August 2021

News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England  

Embargoed until: 00:01 31 August 2021 


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

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Charnwood 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 08 November 2021.  

 

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Proposed wards for Charnwood 

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High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Charnwood_DraftWards_No%20Labels.jpg   

 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Charnwood 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 Charnwood. It is proposing that there should be three single councillor wards, 14 two-councillor wards, and seven three-councillor wards. The boundaries of 26 wards should change; two, Anstey and Quorn & Mountsorrel Castle, will stay the same.  

Proposed changes include: 

  • A single Loughborough Canal ward to replace the current Loughborough Hastings and Loughborough Lemyngton wards in the Eastern part of Loughborough town 
  • Combining Wanlip village with the eastern side of Birstall, and putting the part of Wanlip parish which lies to the north of the A46 in Rothley Brook ward to ensure that the whole of the planned Broadnook Garden Village can form part of a single ward. 

   

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

“We want people in Charnwood to help us.  

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Charnwood. 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/25847  

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

Review Officer (Charnwood) 

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/node/25847  

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