Published Monday, 6th August 2018
Local people have just a few days left to help re-draw council ward boundaries across Reigate and Banstead.
A public consultation on proposals that would mean changes to all Reigate and Banstead’s current wards will close on 13 August 2018.
The plans also mean that Reigate and Banstead will be represented by 45 councillors in future, six fewer than now.
The recommendations have been drawn up by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “This is the last chance for local people to have their say on ward boundaries for all borough councillors in Reigate and Banstead.
“We want to hear evidence from the people who know Reigate and Banstead best about the shape of local communities across the borough before we finalise our recommendations in October.”
The types of questions the Commission is asking residents at this stage are:
- Do the proposed wards reflect local communities?
- How do you think the proposals can be improved whilst maintaining electoral equality?
- Are the names of the proposed wards right?
How to comment
You can have your say by:
- visiting the Commission’s consultation portal. The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s website.
- email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post to: The Review Officer (Reigate and Banstead), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL.
The Commission will consider all submissions and aims to publish its final recommendations in October 2018. Once the Commission agrees its final recommendations it will lay a draft order in both Houses of Parliament, who will have 40 days to consider them.
If both Houses are satisfied with the recommendations, the draft order will be ‘made’ and the new wards will come into effect at the council elections in May 2019.
- For more information visit the Commission’s website.