Ten-week consultation launched on proposed Malvern Hills District Council boundary changes - The Malvern Observer
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17th Aug, 2022

Ten-week consultation launched on proposed Malvern Hills District Council boundary changes

RESIDENTS across Malvern Hills district are being urged to have their say on a new political map for the area.

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Malvern Hills District Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals.

A 10-week week consultation on the proposals is now under way and will run until March 21.

The independent Commission which draws up the boundaries wants to ensure councillors will represent wards with around the same number of electors and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission has published proposals for changes to Malvern Hills. It is proposing that there should be 31 councillors, with 13 single-councillor wards, six two-councillor wards, and two three-councillor wards.

Proposed changes include and significantly altered wards for Malvern to unite key centres within the town and new wards in the north east of the district based on responses from parishes and councillors.

Prof Colin Mellors, who has launched the consultation, said: “We want people in Malvern Hills to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Malvern Hills. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities.

“We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.”

To get involved in the consultation, people can visit https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/24708 to see the proposals and email reviews@lgbce.org.uk with their views.

Alternatively, they can write to: The Review Officer (Malvern Hills), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth. NE24 9FE

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