Published Wednesday, 21st March 2018
There are just a few days left for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new council ward boundaries should be drawn across borough.
The Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Reigate and Banstead which means re-drawing ward boundaries for 45 borough councillors. The Commission is asking local people for their views on new warding arrangements before it draws up recommendations.
The Commission will consider all views put to it during the consultation and aims to publish draft recommendations for new ward boundaries for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council in June.
Don't miss your chance
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals.
“Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”
This phase of public consultation closes on 9 April 2018.
How to take part
Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found on the LGBCE's consultation portal and on their website.
The Review Officer (Reigate and Banstead)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th floor, Millbank Tower
London SW1P 4QP
You can also follow the Commission on Twitter for updates.
The aim of an electoral review is to provide for ‘electoral equality’; that means each councillor representing approximately the same number of electors. The Commission must also have regard to community identity and interests and providing effective and convenient local government.
The electoral review of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council is a separate undertaking from the review of parliamentary constituency boundaries which is being carried out by a separate body (Boundary Commission for England) under different rules and legislation.