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WHAT DO YOU THINK WE NEED TO HELP IMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE IN WALCOTE & MISTERTON?
If you can think of something that the community needs, now is the time to apply for a Windfarm Grant to fund your scheme.
Please see this link and the advert below for more information.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:21 by Cathy Walsh
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has formally commenced an electoral review of Harborough.
The Commission is carrying out a review to deliver electoral equality for voters across the district. At present, some district councillors represent many more, or many fewer, electors than their colleagues elsewhere in the district. The review aims to correct those imbalances.
What is an electoral review? More »
The electoral review will recommend new electoral arrangements for Harborough District Council. In particular, 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.
- Names of wards.
For parishes, the review can recommend changes to the electoral arrangements of parish and town councils i.e. the number, names and boundaries of parish wards and the number of parish councillors for each parish ward. However, this is only in circumstances where the parished area is to be divided between wards. Even in these circumstances, the Commission will not normally recommend any change to the number of councillors to be elected to a parish or town council. The Commission has no power to consider changes to the external boundaries of a parish or the creation of new parishes.
The 25 October 2016, is the start of a ten-week public consultation during which the Commission is inviting proposals for new warding arrangements. The consultation will close on 9 January 2017. After considering all representations made during this consultation, the Commission intends to publish draft recommendations in March 2017. There will then be a further period of consultation on the draft recommendations. Final recommendations are expected to be published in May 2017. The new electoral arrangements will come into effect at the local elections in 2019.
How to get involved?
This is a public consultation and views are welcome from individuals and organisations across the district on where they think new ward patterns should be drawn.
The Commission is minded to recommend that 34 councillors should be elected to Harborough District Council in the future, a reduction of 3 from 37. It is now inviting proposals to help it draw up a pattern of wards to accommodate 34 district councillors.
In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Commission must balance three criteria, which are set out in law, namely:
- To deliver electoral equality where each district councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the district.
- 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.
They are asking local people and organisations for their views as to the best pattern of wards for the district 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 statutory criteria. If you wish to put forward a view, they would also urge you to ensure that your submission is supported by evidence. For example, if you wish to argue that two parishes should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell the Commission why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.
There is plenty more advice on the website about how you can get involved in the consultation and put your views forward. Log on to www.lgbce.org.uk to find out more. The website includes the technical guidance that explains the process and policies as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process. There is a page set up on the site which is dedicated to the review of Harborough where you can find all the relevant information.
You can also access interactive maps of the current ward boundaries across the district 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. Log on to www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk to access the portal or find it via our main website.
Get in touch
Many people and organisations as possible are encouraged to get involved with the consultation and they encourage local organisations and parish councils to engage their local networks and communities in the review.
View interactive maps of the district, draw your own boundaries and have your say at our specialist consultation portal at: www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk.
Find out more about the review at: www.lgbce.org.uk.
Email your views to: email@example.com.
Follow us on Twitter at: @lgbce.
Review Officer (Harborough)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England
14th Floor Millbank Tower
This phase of consultation closes on 9 January 2017.
Please note that the interests of transparency, copies of the all representations we receive during this review will be placed on our website. We remove any personal identifying information such as signatures and private residential addresses prior to placing any submissions in the public domain. » Less
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:59 by Cathy Walsh
The Great British High Street Competition 2016 - Vote Here!
After receiving almost 900 applications, Market Harborough has been shortlisted in the final three in the 2016 Great British High Street Competition in the Large Market Town category alongside Hinckley (Leicestershire) and Bridgnorth (Shropshire).
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:01 by Cathy Walsh