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Have say on boundary changes affecting villages including Kenninghall, Banham, The Bucks, The Lophams and East Harling

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Time is running out for local people to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England what they think of proposals for new council ward boundaries across Breckland.

The council could have five fewer councillors, at 49, than currently. The changes seek to address electoral inequality, where some councillors represent significantly more people than others, meaning votes carry less weight.

Changes include a new Breckland council ward of The Buckenhams and Banham. Currently the area is broadly covered by the Buckenham Ward, and the East Guiltcross Ward.

This new ward would have eight per cent more electors than the district average by 2019.

Another change would be a larger Kenninghall Ward, covering the Lophams, Fersfield, Garboldisham and Kenninghall itself.

Currently the area is served by the West Guiltcross and Harling and Heathlands wards.

Harling and the Heathlands would also become the Harling Ward.

Both new wards would have between eight and nine per cent more electors than the district average in 2019.

To have your say, and find out more, visit consultation.lgbce.org.uk. before the closing date of April 14.

 

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