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Boundary consultation draws to close


There are just a few days left for people to have a say on new county council ward boundaries in Lincolnshire.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has redrawn the boundaries after a public consultation exercise in an attempt to spread the population more evenly between county councillors. This would result in there being seven fewer councillors.

The major change in this area would be a loss of one Stamford councillor, with the town divided into East and West wards. Stamford Rural and Market and West Deeping would be combined into one Baston and Barholm ward. In practice, this means people living to the west of Church Street in Market Deeping would belong to the Baston and Barholm ward.

The boundaries would also be redrawn in Bourne and the surrounding area to reflect the changing population size.

The proposed boundaries are up for public consultation until Monday. To see a map of the changes and have your say visit www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk.

The boundary commission hopes to finalise its proposals for Lincolnshire by the end of April.


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