Darley Dale Town Council

Serving the people of Darley Dale

Town Clerk: Sian Bacon
The Whitworth Centre, Station
Road, Darley Dale, Matlock
Derbyshire DE4 2EQ

Tel: 01629 735 248

Have your say on a new political map for Derbyshire Dales District Council

A new pattern of wards is being developed for Derbyshire Dales District Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Derbyshire Dales District Council should be 34. This is a change from the current council which has 39 councillors.The Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. A ten week consultation on the proposals will run until 02 November 2020.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Derbyshire Dales 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.

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can give their views: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/22484

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

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Posted: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 12:38 by Sian Bacon

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