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  • Local Government Boundary Commission - Electoral Review
    Your response must be received by 13 August 2018.

    In early June 2018, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) issued their draft recommendations on their planned electoral review for Reigate & Banstead and we included an article on the subject in our June/Summer issue of ‘Village News’.

    In determining these draft recommendations, the LGBCE have taken into account a number of responses to their initial suggestions - including a detailed submission made by the Residents’ Association – and have sought to balance the following:

    • To deliver electoral equality where each Borough Councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the Borough.
    • 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.

    The Residents Association are concerned that the LGBCE may simply view roads (or railways) as a convenient “dividing line” for electoral wards and thus balancing the numbers and could view Chipstead Lane or - worse still - the A217/Brighton Road as a means of achieving electoral equality.

    The Residents’ Association will, in due course, be submitting its own detailed comments and we understand that some other neighbouring communities are also circulating mail-shots to their residents. We would therefore like to encourage our residents to submit their own comments to the LGBCE. Should you wish to use the following letter as a template for your own comments, we have up-loaded a copy on to the Residents’ Association’s

    Full details of the consultation are available on the LGBCE websites: www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk – including an interactive map and a 38-page report (although only pages 10 to 13 are specifically relevant to those wards north of the M25).

    Comments can be submitted online via the above websites, by email to: reviews@lgbce.org.uk, using the form below, or by post as below.

    Feedback Email Template

    You can use the form below to enter your details into our template email message for you to then send in as feedback

    PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS CONSULTATION CLOSES ON 13th AUGUST 2018.

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