Have your say on ward boundaries

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There’s still time for High Peak residents to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England where they think new ward boundaries should be drawn across the borough.

The commission is gathering local views before it draws up draft recommendations for a new pattern of wards, though the number of wards will remain the same.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We want to hear local views on where people think the focal point of their community is and where the natural boundaries between communities might lie.

“As we draw new boundaries, we will try to ensure that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. We also aim to produce a pattern of wards that reflects the interests and identities of communities.”

The draft pattern of wards will be published in April. Locals will then get another chance to have their say.

This phase of consultation closes on January 7. For more information see www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk or www.lgbce.org.uk.