Have your say on plans to reduce Cambridgeshire County Councillors

People living in Cambridgeshire will be able to have their say on plans to alter the number of the county councillors.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Cambridgeshire to comment on its draft proposals to alter the county council boundaries.

An eight-week consultation, which began yesterday, is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new county council electoral divisions, division boundaries and division names across Cambridgeshire.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Cambridgeshire County Council should have 61 councillors in the future, eight fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 53 single-member divisions and four two-member divisions across the county.

Max Caller CBE, Commission chairman is calling on people to take part in the consultation.

He said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions across Cambridgeshire and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries.