Council wards recommendations - new consultation

The Local Government Boundary Commission has conceded it made errors in final recommendations for new boundaries for council wards here in the Derbyshire Dales.

The Commission has therefore decided to consult further on recommendations for the Dales, which will account for the errors and ensure they get the best possible outcome for the area.

A set of New Draft Recommendations will be constructed, based on all of the evidence the Commission has received to date.

These will be agreed at a meeting of the Board of Commissioners next month, followed by an eight-week consultation on the new recommendations, beginning on 31 August.

Any further evidence received will lead to a set of final recommendations that will be presented in Parliament in early 2022.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws ward boundaries. It has reviewed Derbyshire Dales to make sure councillors will
represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The Commission published its earlier final recommendations for changes in Derbyshire Dales at the end of last month, stating residents should be represented by 34 councillors - five fewer than current arrangements.

It also recommended there should be 20 wards: ten single-councillor wards, six two-councillor wards, and four three-councillor wards. This is five fewer wards than there are now.
The Local Government Boundary Commission has conceded it made errors in final recommendations for new boundaries for council wards here in the Derbyshire Dales.

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