Have your say on Doncaster ward boundary shake-up

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People in Doncaster are being given the chance to have their say on new council ward boundaries across Doncaster.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting local people on its draft proposals for new ward boundaries across Doncaster, as part of a consultation which closes on August 11.

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

The proposals mean those councillors would represent three single-member wards, six two-member wards and thirteen three-member wards across the borough.

Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people to log on to our website or visit their local library to have a look at our proposals for new boundaries across Doncaster.”

“We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals.”

“If you don’t agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives.”

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in elections to Doncaster Council. 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. We also aim to ensure that the council’s wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of local communities.

“We will consider all the submissions we receive whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole of Doncaster or just a part of the borough.”

For more information you can visit the Commission’s interactive consultation portal at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk to look at detailed maps of the Commission’s proposals and get all the advice they need to make a submission during the consultation.

The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s main website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/yorkshire-and-humberside/south-yorkshire/doncaster-fer. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps have also been made available to view at council buildings and libraries.

Write to:

The Review Officer (Doncaster)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Layden House

76-86 Turnmill Street

London EC1M 5LG

Or email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk