New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Mansfield District Council.
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 8 November 2021.
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Mansfield 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 Mansfield. It is proposing that there should be 36 wards with one councillor per ward. All 36 wards’ boundaries will change.
A high resolution map is available on the consultation website (link opens in new window).
Proposed changes include:
We have proposed four wards in the Forest Town area that we consider accurately
cover this area based on the submissions we received during our previous
We propose to make changes to the wards in Warsop parish to provide for better
electoral equality in the area whilst recognising the community ties that demonstrate
that the parish is distinct from the rest of Mansfield.
Launching the consultation, Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Mansfield to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Mansfield. 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 e-mail 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 (link opens in new wndow) where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries.
People can also give their views by e-mail (link to email app opens in new window) and by post:
Review Officer (Mansfield)
PO Box 133
Press release issued by Local Government Boundary Commission for England