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Community Event: Boundary Commission Changes to Maidstone

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Maidstone residents are invited to an online public community presentation on Monday 31 January from 6pm to 7pm to hear about a new political map for Maidstone Borough Council (MBC), which is being proposed by The Local Government Boundary Commission.

A new pattern of wards is being developed for MBC as The Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Maidstone should be 48. This is a change from the current council, which has 55 councillors.

A consultation has opened for residents and organisations to have their say on the proposals and will run until 4 April 2022. The online meeting is part of this consultation and will allow anyone who signs in to see and hear about the proposed changes.

Cllr David Burton, Leader of Maidstone Borough Council spoke told Maidstone Radio: “This review of the makeup and number of wards in the borough is to ensure that everyone is equally and fairly represented by councillors. Combined with the move to four yearly elections, it will lead to a significant change so I would encourage anyone interested to log into the meeting.  

“The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries and it wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities. They will use local views to help it draw up proposals for new ward boundaries.”

This is a public meeting being held in Microsoft Teams and anyone who is interested can attend using the link below:

Microsoft Teams meeting – Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting, please check that you can access the meeting in advance, and if there are any problems with access, please email committee@maidstone.gov.uk

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can give their views:https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/32722

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

Review Officer (Maidstone)

LGBCE
PO Box 133
Blyth
NE24 9FE


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