New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Rushcliffe Borough 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 13 December 2021.
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Rushcliffe 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 Rushcliffe. It is proposing that there should be 21 wards, with five three councillor wards, nine two-councillor wards, and seven single-councillor wards. The boundaries of most wards will change, three will stay the same.
Proposed changes include:
• Creation of a new Barton in Fabis ward, to accommodate future housing development in this area
• Expansion of East Bridgford ward, to cover the rural north of the borough
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Rushcliffe to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Rushcliffe. 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 where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries https://consultation.lgbce.