Have your say on a new political map for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth 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 10 April 2023.
Proposed wards for Nuneaton & Bedworth
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The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Nuneaton and Bedworth 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 Nuneaton and Bedworth. It is proposing that there should be 38 councillors and two councillors per ward. Most wards’ boundaries will be changed, although Bulkington will remain unchanged.
Proposed changes include:
- Amendments to the boundaries in Bedworth to better reflect community identity
- Significant changes to ward boundaries in the northeast of the borough, reflecting the significant development which has taken place since the last review and which is likely to occur in the near future
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Nuneaton and Bedworth to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Nuneaton and Bedworth. 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 the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.
People can also give their views by e-mail at email@example.com, and by post:
Review Officer (Nuneaton and Bedworth)
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 is currently taking place.
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive map is available here.
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