Wards are to be re-drawn

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People are being called on to help draw up a new pattern of council wards for Broxtowe Borough Council.

Following a six-week public consultation, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has announced it will recommend the council has 44 councillors in the future – the same as the current arrangements.

The commission now needs information from people across Broxtowe to help it to produce a new pattern of wards to accommodate the 44 councillors.

In drawing up new boundaries, the commission aims to deliver electoral equality for council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across the borough.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.”

People have until February 19, 2014 to submit their views.

Further information on the review, and interactive maps, can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.