Have your say on a new political map for Gloucestershire County Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council divisions in Gloucestershire County 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 11 December 2023.
Proposed divisions for Gloucestershire
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2023
High resolution map available at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gloucestershire
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gloucestershire to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that division arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Gloucestershire. It is proposing that there should be 55 divisions and one councillor per division.
Proposed changes include:
There will be a Severn Vale division which includes part of Bishop’s Cleeve village.
The Haresfield & Upton St Leonards division north of Stroud incorporates a number of settlements.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Gloucestershire to help us.
We have drawn up proposals for new divisions in Gloucestershire. 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 divisions and their boundaries: www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gloucestershire
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Gloucestershire)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.
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 www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/gloucestershire
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