Commission publishes final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for South Norfolk Council

Diss , Norfolk. Mere Street in Diss
Diss , Norfolk. Mere Street in Diss
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The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for South Norfolk Council.

It follows public consultation on proposals last year and draws new boundaries for each council ward across the district.

We are extremely grateful to people across South Norfolk who took part in the review

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair, Local Government Boundary Commission

The Commission’s final recommendation propose South Norfolk should be represented by 46 councillors, the same as the current arrangement.

They also those councillors should represent five three-councillor wards, ten two-councillor wards and eleven single-councillor wards across the council area.

Closer to home, two wards in the Diss Express area will have their names changed.

Dickleburgh and Scole will become Beck Vale, Dickleburgh and Scole, and the Diss ward will be renamed as Diss and Roydon.

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across South Norfolk who took part in the review.

“The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.

“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout South Norfolk.”

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament.

A draft Order — the legal document which brings into force the recommendations — will be laid in Parliament in the coming months.

The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2019.

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk.