The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) have published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries and ward names for Enfield Council.
The LGBCE are now inviting comments on those recommendations. Consultation closes on 5 August 2019.
- You can take part in the consultation by using the interactive consultation portal. This site also includes further information about the Commission and the review. You can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and make comments;
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Or in writing to Review Officer (Enfield), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 1st Floor, Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0TL.
The Report is available in three parts;
- Draft Report of the recommendations [PDF, 39 pages]
- Map showing the proposed new boundaries [PDF, 1 page]
- Summary of the proposed changes [PDF, 2 pages]
The LGBCE encourages everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact them, whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements. They will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.
Submission are evaluated against the legal criteria which the LGBCE must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:
- to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the council;
- that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
- that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.
It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of wards.
If you wish to put forward a view, the LGBCE would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission. For example, if you wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell us why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.
The website has technical guidance that explains the process and our policies, as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process.