News Release: Have your say on a new political map for Fylde Borough Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards In Fylde 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 6 September 2021.
Proposed wards for Fylde
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High resolution map available at: https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Fylde%20DR%20Summary%20Map.pdf
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Fylde 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 Fylde. It is proposing that there should be 37 councillors, representing one single-councillor ward, 12 two-councillor wards, and four three-councillor wards across the borough. The boundaries of four wards will remain the same. Of these the name of Clifton ward will change to Lytham West, and the name of St Johns ward will change to Lytham East. Ansdell and Medlar with Wesham wards will keep their boundaries and their names. The boundaries of all other wards will change
Proposed changes include:
- The two Kirkham wards will be combined to form one new ward
- There will be new ward boundaries in most parts of St Anne’s
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Fylde to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Fylde. 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/24729
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Fylde)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email email@example.com
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/24729
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