Local Government Boundary Commission for England - North Northamptonshire Electoral Review

Closes 6 Mar 2023

Opened 29 Nov 2022

Overview

North Northamptonshire Council has been asked by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to promote their North Northamptonshire Electoral Review consultation - please see details below:

A new pattern of wards is being developed for North Northamptonshire Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in North Northamptonshire should be 70. This is a change from the current council which has 78.

The Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 6 March 2023.

North Northamptonshire Ward Map

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing North Northamptonshire to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements help the council work effectively. It wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities.

The Commission is interested in views on which communities should be part of the same ward.

  • What facilities do people share, such as parks, leisure centres or schools and shopping areas?
  • What issues do neighbouring communities face that they have in common, such as high numbers of visitors or heavy traffic?
  • Have there been new housing or commercial developments that have changed the focus of communities?
  • And are there roads, rivers, railways or other features that people believe form strong boundaries between neighbourhoods?

The Commission will use local views to help it draw up proposals for new ward boundaries. There will be a further round of consultation once the Commission has drawn up those proposals.

Give your views

To tell the Commission your views visit: www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and have your say before 6 March 2023.

You can also give your views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post to:

Review Officer (North Northamptonshire)
LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE

Further information and resources:

Interests

  • Consultations