Having your say on wards

Doncaster Civic Offices, part of the Doncaster Civic & Cultural Quarter
Doncaster Civic Offices, part of the Doncaster Civic & Cultural Quarter

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Doncaster to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

An 11-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on August 11 and is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the borough.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Doncaster Council should have 54 councillors in the future, nine fewer than the current arrangements.

The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent three single-member wards, six two-member wards and 13 three-member wards across the borough.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the website at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk, with hard copies available to view at council buildings and libraries.

Max Caller, chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Doncaster and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.”

If you would like to make a submission, write to The Review Officer, Doncaster, Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG, or email reviews@lgbce.org.uk