Mansfield District Electoral Review
The independent Boundary Committee for England has announced its initial recommendation on council size for Mansfield District Council.
Following consultation held over the summer, the Committee has decided that a council with 36 councillors, reduced from the current 46, will provide the basis for its next round of consultation, which started on 20 October 2009.
The consultation, which will map out the number, boundaries and names of the electoral wards in the district, ends on 11 January 2010.
For further information click on the link to the Boundary Committee website (right).
As part of the electoral review of the Council's electoral arrangements, the Executive Mayor on 25 November 2009 took a decision to publish new ward boundaries for public consultation.This period of public consultation will run from Monday 30 November to 12 noon 11 December 2009.The scheme contains proposals for thirty six new single member wards across the district. These have been drafted using the Boundary Committee for Englands criteria on undertaking electoral review which aims are to achieve;
|A. Electoral Equality|
|B. Convenient and Effective Local Government|
|D.Easily Identifiable Boundaries|
The revised warding arrangements follow the Boundary Committee's notification that it is minded to recommend thirty six members for the Council.The authority will retain its' directly elected Mayor.Attached as a links on the right are maps of the proposed new warding arrangements,the maps are highly detailed so they may take a little time to open up.A standing visual display outlining the proposed new ward boundaries also can be viewed here at the Civic Centre on Chesterfield Road South in the mall.
This consultation process is your opportunity to inform the Executive Mayor and The Council on your opinions regarding the proposals.As part of this process we would welcome your thoughts about the following three questions;
1.What are your suggestions for the naming of your proposed new ward?
2.What do you think about your new proposed ward boundaries?
3.How do you think the proposed ward boundaries will reflect your local community?
Please submit any answers or comments regarding the above questions by email to: email@example.com or by letter addressed to: Democratic Services,Mansfield District Council,Civic Centre,Chesterfield Road South,Mansfield,NG19 7BH by 12 noon on 11 November 2009