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Clock ticking for Rutland boundaries consultation

Date Published: 11 September 2017

There is still time for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across Rutland.

The Commission is asking people and organisations for their help to produce a new pattern of wards for Rutland County Council.

“We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up a new pattern of council wards for the whole county. We want to hear local views on where people think the focal point of their community is and where the natural boundaries between communities might lie. As we draw new boundaries, we will try to ensure that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. We also aim to produce a pattern of wards that reflects the interests and identities of local communities. The Commission will carefully consider all evidence presented to it during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole county or just a small part of it.”Professor Collin Mellors, Chair of the Commission

The Commission is gathering local views before it draws up draft recommendations for a new pattern of wards which are due to be published in December. Local residents and organisations will then get another chance to have their say in a further round of consultation.

This phase of consultation closes on 2 October 2017. Further information about the review and interactive maps of existing wards can be the Local Boundary Commission for England website. 

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