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BORDER FORCE: Commission conducts ward boundary review in Chalfonts

 Published on: 7th November 2022   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has conducted an electoral review of Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross.

There are currently 147 councillors in Bucks but the Commission has recommended 98.

Locals have until December 5 to respond to the consultation via their website.

Proposed changes for Chalfont St Peter include:

  • A three-councillor ward
  • Several roads split between Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter parishes included in Chalfont St Peter ward
  • Placing the southern boundary of the proposed Chalfont St Peter ward along the railway line and to the rear of Ethorpe Close, before following South Park and the A413

Proposed changes for Gerrards Cross and Denham include:

  • A three-councillor Gerrards Cross and Denham ward, including Fulmer and Hedgerley parishes

Read the full proposal here: https://tinyurl.com/bdfn2vuy

A spokesperson for the Commission said: “When the new Buckinghamshire Council was formed, an independent review of its electoral wards was always expected to follow. That is what we are now doing. Our aim is to make sure that councillors across the council represent about the same number of electors, that wards reflect local communities and help the council operate effectively.

“We have proposed new wards for Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross and Denham. We’d like local people and organisations to help refine our proposals by giving us their views. It’s easy to get involved. Just visit our website and tell us what you agree or disagree with, and why. You have until December 5 to give us your views”

The plans have received a mixed response on the Gerrards Cross Facebook group.

One woman wrote: “It will be more cost-effective if this [is] reduced to 98. Anything that saves council tax being spent where it’s not necessary is surely a win.”

One man wrote: “What is the point of this, looks like a mammoth waste of money.”

You can share your thoughts here: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/29857

 

Photo credit: The Local Government Boundary Commission for England

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