Proposals on revised county council electoral divisions

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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Lancashire to comment on its draft proposals for new county council division boundaries.

An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations began last week and will end on January 11th.

The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new county council electoral divisions, division boundaries and division names across Lancashire.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Lancashire County Council should have 84 county councillors in the future, the same as the current arrangements.

The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 80 single-member divisions and two two-member divisions across the county.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available 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.

Mr Max Caller, Chairman of the Commission, said: “Over the next eight weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.”

If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email by January 11 2016:The Review Officer (Lancashire), LGBCE, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP. or email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk.