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An 11-week public consultation during which the Local Government

Boundary Commission for England is inviting proposals for new

warding arrangements for Runnymede Borough Council.

 

An 11-week public consultation during which the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is inviting proposals for new warding arrangements for Runnymede Borough Council.

The consultation will close on 12 February 2018.

After considering all representations made during this consultation, the Commission intends to publish draft recommendations in May 2018. There will then be a further period of consultation on the draft recommendations. Final recommendations are expected to be published in September 2018.. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2019.

If you represent a local organisation or community group in Runnymede, please pass this message on to your members or anyone you think 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.

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What is an electoral review?

The electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for Runnymede Borough Council. It will propose:

    the total number of councillors elected to the council in the future;
    the number of wards;
    the number of councillors representing each ward;
    ward boundaries;
    the names of wards.

 

How to get involved

This is a public consultation and we welcome views from individuals and organisations across Runnymede on where they think new ward patterns should be drawn.

The Commission is minded to recommend that 42 councillors should be elected to Runnymede Borough Council in the future. It is now inviting proposals to help it draw up a pattern of wards to accommodate 42 councillors.

In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Commission must balance three legal criteria, namely:

    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.

We are asking local people and organisations for their views as to the best pattern of wards for Runnymede which meet the requirements set out above.

The Commission will treat all submissions equally and will judge each case on its merits and against the legal criteria. If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission.

There is more advice on our website about how you can get involved in the consultation. 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. We have set up a page on our site which is dedicated to the review of Runnymede Borough Council, where you can find all the relevant information.

You can also access interactive maps of the current ward boundaries across Runnymede on our specialist consultation portal. The portal also allows you to draw your own boundaries, mark areas of interest on the map and upload documents directly to the site. 

 

 

 

Get in touch

The Commission welcomes comments by 12 February 2018. 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 (Runnymede), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th Floor, Millbank Tower, Millbank, LondonSW1P 4QP

 

 

 

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