New political map for Rushcliffe Borough Council as boundary changes proposed for its council wards
A council is set to have new boundaries for its wards.
The Local Government Boundary Commission has published final recommendations for changes in Rushcliffe.
It will ensure councillors will represent about the same number of electors.
It says residents should be represented by 44 councillors. This is the same number of councillors as there are now.
There will be 24 wards with one, two, or three councillors per ward. Two wards will remain the same, 22 will have different boundaries.
Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the commission, said: “We are very grateful to people in Rushcliffe. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.
“We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.”
164 comments and submissions from local residents and organisations helped decide the new wards.
Changes in response to what local people said include:
The retention of a Lady Bay ward in response to significant local evidence on community identity;
The adoption of a proposal from parish councils for revised Gotham and Soar Valley wards in the south-west of the borough.
The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found here.
Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the May 2023 council elections.