Time is running out to have your say on Ward Boundary Review

03 March 2014

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Local people from across the Borough are being reminded that they have until Friday 7 March to have their say on a draft new Borough Ward map prepared by Woking Borough Council before it is officially submitted to the Boundary Commission at the end of March.

In 2016, the Council will reduce from 36 elected members to 30 in ten wards to make local elections fairer and more balanced by ensuring councillors represent a similar number of people and that the Council has the appropriate number of councillors to represent the ward effectively.

Cllr John Kingsbury, Leader of Woking Borough Council, said: "The consultation has, so far, generated much interest and debate from across the Borough. Yet we are keen to hear the views of more local people. By proposing these changes to the ward boundaries, we aim to create a fairer, more balanced Council that will meet the ever-changing needs of its residents now and in the future. Therefore, I would encourage everyone to take the time to make their views known to help shape the future of our Borough."

A full display of the proposals is set out in Mercia Walk, the route from Jubilee Square to Commercial Way. Information is also located in the Peacocks and Wolsey Place Shopping Centres, as well as the Civic Offices.

To have your say on Woking Borough Council's proposals, please visit one of the local displays and complete a feedback form. Alternatively, please visit www.woking.gov.uk/council/election/boroughwardboundariesreview to view and comment on the proposals. All comments must be received by Friday 7 March 2014.

Responses received to the proposals will help shape the Council's final submission to the Boundary Commission at the end of March.

Local people may also continue to submit their views to the Boundary Commission by visiting https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk before the consultation closes on Tuesday 1 April.

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