A public consultation on draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Tendring District Council (TDC) has been launched.
The consultation, run by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) opens today (14 March 2017) and closes on 8 May 2017.
The draft recommendations propose that 48 district councillors should be elected to TDC in future and the recommendations also propose new electoral ward boundaries across the District.
Once the LGBCE has considered all the responses to the consultation it will then publish the final recommendations in July 2017.
Subject to parliamentary scrutiny, the new electoral arrangements are scheduled to come into effect at the District elections in 2019.
Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing, and also Chair of TDC’s Electoral Review Working Party welcomed the consultation.
“The Working Party will consider the proposals put forward by the LGBCE and put together a response but in the meantime I would urge as many residents as possible take time to look at the proposals as they affect the entire District,” he said.
“The Commission has stated that it has an open mind about amending the scheme so it is important that ideas are submitted if they are to be considered.”
The Commission’s report on its draft recommendations can be found at www.lgbce.org.uk
Interactive maps of the proposals are also posted on the Commission’s consultation portal at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk
The portal also allows visitors to submit comments and alternative proposals.