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A consultation on draft recommendations​ for ward boundaries in Pendle has begun

Today we published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Pendle.

We are now inviting comments on those recommendations.

Our consultation closes on 7 October 2019.

If you represent a local organisation or community group in Pendle, please pass this message on to your members or anyone you think who might be interested in the review. You can share the message by email or through social media by using the buttons at the bottom right of the page.

As a result of our draft recommendations for new warding patterns, we propose making changes to the parish electoral arrangements for the following parish and town councils:

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You can take part in the consultation by clicking the button at the top of this message or through our interactive consultation portal.

Our website includes further information about the Commission and the review.

We encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us, whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.

We will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.

We will weigh each submission against the legal criteria which we must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:

  • to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the borough;
  • that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
  • that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of wards.

If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission.

For example, if you wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell us why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.

Our website features technical guidance that explains the process and our policies, as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process.

Get in touch

We welcome comments on our draft recommendations by 7 October 2019. Representations should be made:

- Through our interactive consultation portal, where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and make comments;

- By email to reviews@lgbce.org.uk;

- Or in writing to Review Officer (Pendle), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL.


 

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A consultation on ward boundaries for Pendle has begun 

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of Pendle Council.


The aim of the review is to recommend ward boundaries so that each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters.


It also aims to ensure that the ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities, as well as promoting effective local government.


To achieve these aims, the Commission needs to redraw ward boundariesacross Pendle.


How to get involved

The Commission would like to hear from you about where you think the boundaries should be drawn.


It's currently proposing that 33 councillors should be elected to Pendle Council - adecrease of 16 from the current number.


And it's now inviting proposals to help draw the wards which would accommodate 33 councillors.


This consultation closes on 6 May 2019.


Find out more and have your say

Once all comments have been considered, the Commission will publish its draft recommendations in July 2019. A further consultation will then be held on the draft recommendations.


Final recommendations are expected to be published in December 2019.


The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2020.