Final Chance to have your say on a new political map for Surrey County Council
The Local Government Boundary Commission is undertaking further consultation on new boundaries for three council divisions in the east of of Elmbridge district.
These divisions are:
Cobham & Oxshott South
Esher, Claygate & Oxshott North
East Molesey & The Dittons
The Commission is not seeking submissions about the rest of the county. A full set of final recommendations for the council will be published in May 2024.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the new proposals. A final six-week consultation on the proposals will run until 12 March 2024. This follows two previous periods of consultation.
Proposed divisions for Elmbridge
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2024
High resolution map available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/surrey
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Elmbridge to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, reflect community identity, and that division arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The commission is proposing three divisions in Elmbridge, consisting of 1 two-member division, and 2 single-member divisions.
Proposed changes from our original draft proposals include:
We are proposing, as part of our further draft recommendations, to combine the areas from East Molesey to Hinchley Wood into a single division to be represented by two councillors
We are proposing, as part of our further draft recommendations, an alternative boundary through Oxshott. We also propose to re-name the divisions concerned, to include the name of Oxshott in both divisions.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of divisions across Elmbridge, and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
We want people in Elmbridge to help us.
We have drawn up further draft proposals for new divisions in Elmbridge. 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 have already helped us in refining our earlier proposals. Now 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”
People can give their views via our website at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/surrey
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Surrey)
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://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/surrey
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