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Have your say on plans to re-draw Solihull Council political boundaries

Solihull Editorial 2nd Feb, 2024   0

SILHILLIANS are being asked to comment on plans to re-draw the political map of Solihull Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided council wards should represent ‘about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements help the council work effectively’.

And in effect have changed the boundaries of wards.

Changes include pairing Monkspath with central Solihull and Hillfield in a St Alphege and Monkspath ward.

And including the Cars Area of Smith’s Wood to the Castle Bromwich ward.

The Commission, which is an independent body that draws the boundaries, has said Solihull should remain at 17 three-member wards.

A 10-week consultation on the proposals has been launched and will run until 10 April 2024.

Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the Commission, said: “We want people in Solihull to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Solihull. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved.”

A Solihull Council spokesperson said: “Many people and organisations took part in the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s initial consultation last Autumn concerning the size and make-up of the wards in Solihull.

“The Commission has taken those views into account to present proposals for new ward boundaries and names for the borough.”

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/solihull

Views can also be given via email to [email protected] or by post to The Review Officer (Solihull), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE.


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