Residents have until August 5 to discuss changes to East Lindsey District Council’s ward boundaries

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Residents have less than two months to have their say on proposed changes which could see East Lindsey District Council cut five of its councillors.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is currently consulting local people on its draft proposals for new ward boundaries across East Lindsey which ends on August 5.

The draft recommendation proposes that ELDC should have 55 councillors representing 19 single-member, 12 two-member and four three-member wards across the district.

Max Caller, chair of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people to log on to our website and have a look at our proposals for new boundaries across East Lindsey.

“We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations and to tell us if they agree with the proposals.

“If you don’t agree with the boundaries we have drawn, we would like to hear your alternatives.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in local elections. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of electors so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same regardless of where you live.

“We also aim to ensure that the council’s wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of local communities across East Lindsey.”

Local people can visit the Commission’s interactive consultation portal at consultation.lgbce.org.uk to look at detailed maps of the Commission’s proposals and get all the advice they need to make a submission during the consultation.

The full recommendations and detailed maps are also available on the Commission’s main website at: www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/east-midlands/lincolnshire/east-lindsey-fer

Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps have also been made available to view at council buildings and libraries.

The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible in order to develop final recommendations for East Lindsey.

Write to:

The Review Officer (East Lindsey)

Local Government Boundary Commission for England

Layden House

76-86 Turnmill Street

London EC1M 5LG

Or email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk