Hagley and Clent people to have their say in Bromsgrove council changes

PEOPLE in Hagley and Clent are being asked for their views on big changes to Bromsgrove District Council.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has launched a consultation on plans to cut the number of councillors from 39 to 31.

The cut is aimed at delivering what the commission calls "electoral equality" where each councillor represents a similar number of voters.

Commission chairman, Max Caller, said: “The starting point of an electoral review is for the commission to take a view on the number of councillors who should represent the authority in future.

"On the evidence presented to the commission, we are minded to recommend that Bromsgrove district should have 31 councillors in future.

“We’re now asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for the district."

The council's new look is being planned around one councillor per ward and people are being asked to give their views subjects like where the boundaries should be, which areas people identify as their community and how far people have to travel to reach shops or community facilities.

Members of the public can have their say on the new ward arrangements by writing to: The Review Officer (Bromsgrove), Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG or by emailing reviews@lgbce.org.uk

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday August 28, for more information visit www.lgbce.org.uk

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