Have your say on a new political map

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards here in the Derbyshire Dales.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 12 April 2021.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Derbyshire Dales to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Derbyshire Dales. It is proposing that there should be 34 councillors, a decrease from 39 at present. It is proposing that there should be 21 wards: four three-councillor wards, five two-councillor wards and 12 single councillor wards. All wards will change, except for Doveridge & Sudbury, and Brailsford.

Proposed changes include:
  • Grouping together parishes which fall within the Peak District National Park
  • Uniting Carsington Water reservoir into one ward
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Derbyshire Dales to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Derbyshire Dales. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can email or write to us.
“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved.”
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website, including an interactive map, where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:
Review Officer (Derbyshire Dales)
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards here in the Derbyshire Dales.

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