Have your say on Colchester Council's electoral map

Gazette: Have your say on Colchester Council's electoral map Have your say on Colchester Council's electoral map

COLCHESTER residents are being asked about their local communities and facilities as part of plans to reshape council ward boundaries.

On Monday, the Gazette revealed the Local Government Boundary Commission for England was minded to reduce the number of councillors on Colchester Council from 60 to 51.

The move is expected to save £100,000 a year, although some councillors fear their workload in one of the country’s fastest growing towns will become too much.

From 2016, the borough will be split into 17 wards, each served by three councillors.

The commission has now launched a consultation on how the borough should be carved up.

Although each councillor should represent roughly the same number of voters, the wards should still represent communities in Colchester.

Those taking part in the new consultation will be asked which areas they identify as their local community, and where residents go to access local facilities.

People have until August 4 to visit lgbce.org.uk and submit their views. Draft recommendations will be published in October, when there will be a further consultation.

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10:41am Wed 28 May 14

stevedawson says...

More wasted money to save peanuts and cause unrest.why oh why cant these people leave well alone for christ sake get a proper job.
More wasted money to save peanuts and cause unrest.why oh why cant these people leave well alone for christ sake get a proper job. stevedawson
  • Score: -6

1:09pm Wed 28 May 14

Shrubendlad says...

Start with STANWAY-a line down the middle of Lucy Lane.
Start with STANWAY-a line down the middle of Lucy Lane. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

1:38pm Wed 28 May 14

Oliver Guiness says...

About tim the wards were realigned. I live in a ward with one Councillor and one vote every four years. 100 yards down the road 3 councillors and 3 votes. Not democratic. This should balance that out.
About tim the wards were realigned. I live in a ward with one Councillor and one vote every four years. 100 yards down the road 3 councillors and 3 votes. Not democratic. This should balance that out. Oliver Guiness
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Wed 28 May 14

AngryManNewTown says...

Oliver Guiness wrote:
About tim the wards were realigned. I live in a ward with one Councillor and one vote every four years. 100 yards down the road 3 councillors and 3 votes. Not democratic. This should balance that out.
Should also make your Ward Councillors work harder!!
[quote][p][bold]Oliver Guiness[/bold] wrote: About tim the wards were realigned. I live in a ward with one Councillor and one vote every four years. 100 yards down the road 3 councillors and 3 votes. Not democratic. This should balance that out.[/p][/quote]Should also make your Ward Councillors work harder!! AngryManNewTown
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Wed 28 May 14

jut1972 says...

stevedawson wrote:
More wasted money to save peanuts and cause unrest.why oh why cant these people leave well alone for christ sake get a proper job.
You come up with a way to save 100k a year then
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: More wasted money to save peanuts and cause unrest.why oh why cant these people leave well alone for christ sake get a proper job.[/p][/quote]You come up with a way to save 100k a year then jut1972
  • Score: 2

10:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Plausible Deniability says...

Well my ward has had the biggest defection seen, since an exposure in a Le Carre' novel.
We have a 19 Year old puppet being groomed by her parent in the same job, so there is a little string pulling going on here, in possibly one the most important parish wards in the Borough. Well the upside to this is The Stanway Out Campaign can now commence, ie we don't want to be part of the proverbial poisoned parochial chalice any longer. Stanway & Tollgate needs to be free of Mount Teflon. We need to transfer to Braintree & Witham Council control the same with our MP voting boundary. I know the bin men will have to travel to get to us, or we can get a private contractor in, anything must be better than Violia bunch? The main advantage will be planning, our best interests will be served by a council who is not trying to protect a high street that is full of drunks outside wine bars and a water tower that holds enough birds which could cr*p all over the populous. Stanway does not need Colchester anymore, but Colchester needs stanway. I say 2 Winstons to Rowan House & Camulodunum we want out. Ms & Mrs Scott-Boutell dont sell us out get us out and start now, that is the only way Tollgate will get the green lights it needs.
Well my ward has had the biggest defection seen, since an exposure in a Le Carre' novel. We have a 19 Year old puppet being groomed by her parent in the same job, so there is a little string pulling going on here, in possibly one the most important parish wards in the Borough. Well the upside to this is The Stanway Out Campaign can now commence, ie we don't want to be part of the proverbial poisoned parochial chalice any longer. Stanway & Tollgate needs to be free of Mount Teflon. We need to transfer to Braintree & Witham Council control the same with our MP voting boundary. I know the bin men will have to travel to get to us, or we can get a private contractor in, anything must be better than Violia bunch? The main advantage will be planning, our best interests will be served by a council who is not trying to protect a high street that is full of drunks outside wine bars and a water tower that holds enough birds which could cr*p all over the populous. Stanway does not need Colchester anymore, but Colchester needs stanway. I say 2 Winstons to Rowan House & Camulodunum we want out. Ms & Mrs Scott-Boutell dont sell us out get us out and start now, that is the only way Tollgate will get the green lights it needs. Plausible Deniability
  • Score: 2

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