The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people in West Devon borough for their views.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking for our comments on the proposed new electoral arrangements for West Devon Borough Council.
These arrangements affect who our local councillor will be – currently ours lives in Mary Tavy, but if the changes go through this will of course no longer be possible. In the draft recommendations the reason Brentor Parish is being grouped with Bridestowe is described as follows: ‘We have also included the parish of Brentor in our Bridestowe ward. While Brentor Parish Council identified community links with Mary Tavy, we have not been able to include the parish in a ward with Mary Tavy as this would result in our Dartmoor ward having a poor level of electoral equality’. Click here to see the whole report.
Wards, ward boundaries and ward names
The Commission’s recommendations propose new wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the West Devon borough. They ask:
- Do the proposed wards reflect local communities?
- How do you think the proposals can be improved?
- Are the names of the proposed wards right?
Find out more about the review on the Commission’s website.
Have your say by 21 July 2014!
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for us. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email them by 21 July 2014:
The Review Officer (West Devon)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
76-86 Turnmill Street
London EC1M 5LG