Have your say on new ward boundaries

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on new boundaries for council wards across the Horsham district.

Horsham district ward boundaries
Horsham district ward boundaries

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is drawing up plans for new ward boundaries in the area following a consultation earlier this year.

In September the commission agreed Horsham District Council should be made up of 47 councillors, three more than the current set up.

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The new boundaries are hoped to represent a similar number of voters and greater reflect the interest and identities of local communities.

The commission is asking people for their views and will take comments on board as it publishes its draft recommendations in February 2017.

Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the commission, said: “We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals in February.

“Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”

Interactive maps of current ward boundaries can be viewed at consultation.lgbce.org.uk

Residents have until December 5 to leave their views.

Consultation responses should be sent to:

The Review Officer (Horsham)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

14th floor, Millbank Tower

London SW1P 4QP

Follow the Commission on Twitter: @LGBCE

Go directly to the Commission’s consultation portal at: consultation.lgbce.org.uk

Link to dedicated web page for the Horsham electoral review at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/8777