Last chance to speak up on Doncaster councillor numbers

Ros Jones.  Picture: Andrew Roe
Ros Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe

There are just a few days left for local people to have their say on the number of councillors to be elected to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in the future.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking whether local people think there should be fewer councillors elected to the council in future and, if so, how many there should be.

The council currently has 63 elected members. The Commission has received proposals for a reduction in the number of councillors to 54 and a separate suggestion that the number should be around 48. Local people are now being asked for their views.

The public consultation will close on October 14, 2013.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “This consultation is the first, but very important, part of our electoral review of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. It is your chance to have your say on how the borough is run.

“We want to make sure Doncaster has the right number of councillors to be able to take decisions on behalf of residents in an effective way as well as being able to represent the interests of all local communities.

“This is your chance to shape your council for the future.”

For more information and to have your say, log on to http://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/ or www.lgbce.org.uk

To have your say, write to:

The Review Officer (Doncaster)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Layden House

76-86 Turnmill Street

London EC1M 5LG

Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

Have your say directly through our consultation portal at: consultation.lgbce.org.uk