Time is running out for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England what they think of proposals for new ward boundaries across East Dorset.
The public consultation closes on 8 July 2013.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that East Dorset District Council should have 29 councillors in the future, seven fewer than the current arrangements. The proposals mean those councillors would represent seven single-member, five two-member and four three-member wards across the district.
Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are keen to hear local views about our boundary proposals before we finalise them in October.
“We want to make sure ward boundaries across East Dorset 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.”
Local people can have their say directly by visiting consultation.lgbce.org.uk.
The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s main website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/south-west/dorset/east-dorset-fer.
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for East Dorset. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email by 8 July 2013:
The Review Officer (East Dorset)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View interactive maps of the proposals for East Dorset at consultation.lgbce.org.uk