Time is running out for people to have their say on Doncaster’s new council ward boundaries.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is running a public consultation on ward boundaries which closes on October 24.
The consultation is the last stage of an electoral review which proposes to reduce the number of councillors elected to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council by eight and re-draws ward boundaries across the whole borough.
Residents and local groups can view the Commission’s latest recommendations and have their say at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/2215.
Max Caller CBE, Chair of the Commission, said: “This is the last phase of consultation before we finalise our recommendations for Doncaster. Now is the time to tell us whether you agree with the proposals we have put forward or to suggest alternatives to us.
“We will weigh up all the evidence we have received throughout the review before we publish final recommendations.
“We have already made substantial changes to our proposals as a result of local feedback so your view really matters to us.”
The Commission is putting forward several changes to the boundary proposals it previously put forward in May 2014. For example, it has changed its original proposal to divide the village of Edenthorpe between two wards. Instead, the new recommendations suggest that the whole village is included in a ward with Kirk Sandall.
Elsewhere in the borough, the Commission has made amendments to its original proposals in the northern and western parts of Doncaster to ensure that local parishes which share community interests and identities are included in the same ward, especially in rural parts of the borough.
The Commission is also proposing that Doncaster Council should have 55 councillors in future: a reduction of eight from the current arrangement.
Submissions can also be made in writing to:
The Review Officer (Doncaster)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
76-86 Turnmill Street
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org