January 7, 2020 1.45 pm This story is over 52 months old

Review called for North Kesteven council ward boundaries

Should the ward map be redrawn?

A review is set to be carried out into council electoral boundaries in North Kesteven.

The Local Government Electoral Boundary Commission will consult with local people on the future of council wards in the region.

The consultation will be the first part of the review which will look at changes in boundary patterns at North Kesteven District Council.

However, the commission announced that the number of council seats in the region should remain at 43.

Current 43 council wards at North Kesteven District Council. Image: Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2019.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said the organisation will consider all evidence “carefully”.

“We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for North Kesteven,” he said.

“As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. 

“And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of North Kesteven, then this consultation is for you.”

Local people have until March 16, 2020, to submit their views on the review.

The commission will publish its draft recommendations on boundary changes in June.

Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.

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