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26th May, 2022

Droitwich and Hampton Lovett residents urged to have their say on proposed boundary changes

RESIDENTS across Droitwich and Hampton Lovett are being urged to have their say on a new political map for the area.

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards for Droitwich Town Council and Hampton Lovett Parish Council.

The changes by the Local Government Boundary Commission is reviewing the wards to to deliver electoral equality – where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the district.

Patterns of wards should also, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.

The electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government and anyone contributing should take into account that criteria and back it up with evidence.

For example, if people wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, they should make sure they tell the LGBC why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.

People can take part by logging onto the portal here – https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/24728

And they should visit the website here – lgbce.org.uk/ – for more information.

The LGBC has encouraged everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact it, whether they support them or whether they wish to propose alternative arrangements.

It will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.

The LGBC will weigh each submission against the legal criteria which it must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements.

The website also features technical guidance, explaining the process, parties and how to take part.

The consultation will last for ten weeks – until March 21.

People wanting to have their say should email reviews@lgbce.org.uk with their views.

Alternatively, they can write to: The Review Officer (Malvern Hills), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth. NE24 9FE

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