Have your say on a new political map for Staffordshire - Lichfield
News Release from the Local Government Boundary Commission for England
Final chance to have your say on a new political map for Staffordshire County Council
The Local Government Boundary Commission is undertaking further consultation on new boundaries for divisions in Lichfield.
The Commission is satisfied that it has received sufficient evidence in earlier rounds of consultation to finalise new division boundaries across the rest of the county. Therefore, the Commission is not seeking submissions about the rest of the county. A full set of final recommendations for the County Council will be published in May 2024
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the revised proposals. A final 6-week consultation on the proposals will run until 12 March 2024. This follows two previous periods of consultation.
Proposed divisions for Lichfield District
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2024
High resolution map available at: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/staffordshire
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Staffordshire County Council 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.
Proposed changes from our original draft recommendations in Lichfield include:
- All of Lichfield city, with the exception of Boley Park district ward, is included in a predominantly urban division
- The area north of Ridgeway Primary School in Hammerwich parish is included in a Burntwood division
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of divisions in Lichfield and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
We want people in Staffordshire to help us.
. 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 in Staffordshire have already helped us in refining our earlier proposals. Now we would like them to let us know whether they agree with our revised 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”
Our final recommendations for the whole of the county will be published in May 2024.
People can give their views via our website at: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/staffordshire
People can also give their views by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by post:
Review Officer (Staffordshire)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that recently took place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.
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/staffordshire
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
Reflect the request for single-member divisions