18-Aug-2016

Time is running out for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England what they think of proposals for new council ward boundaries across Huntingdonshire.

The public consultation closes on 22 August 2016.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Huntingdonshire District Council should have 52 councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements. The proposals mean those councillors would represent eight three-member wards, ten two-member wards and eight single-member wards across the district.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: "We are keen to hear local views about our boundary proposals before we finalise them in November.

"We want to make sure ward boundaries across Huntingdonshire reflect the identities and interests of local communities as well as delivering electoral fairness for voters.

"This is your last chance to have your say before we finalise the recommendations."

You can submit your comments directly by visiting the Commission's consultation portal

The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s main website

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for Huntingdonshire. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please make a comment via the consultation portal, email reviews@lgbce.org.uk or write to the address below by 22 August 2016:

The Review Officer (Huntingdonshire)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th floor, Millbank Tower
London
SW1P 4QP