Have your say on councillors

Have your say on councillors

Have your say on councillors

First published in News

PEOPLE are being asked how many councillors should represent Cherwell District Council in the future.

The move is part of a six-week public consultation by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England.

Currently 50 councillors represent wards across Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington, and surrounding villages.

But the review suggests there should be two less councillors, making 48 representatives to cover the district.

Commission chairman Max Caller said: “This is your chance to shape your council for the future.

“We are asking people across the district whether they agree that 48 councillors is the right number to represent Cherwell in the future.

“We want to know if you think 48 is the right number to take decisions effectively and whether it’s the right number to represent the interests of all the district’s communities.

“If you don’t agree that Cherwell should be represented by 48 councillors, we want you to tell us your alternative and why you think there should be more, or fewer, members of the council in the future.”

Once the review is complete new ward boundaries will be drawn.

To have your say view lgbce.org.uk

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11:25am Wed 8 Jan 14

Severian says...

TWO less? I used to be a Councillor in Liverpool - a unitary authority which covers all services (housing, education, social services, leisure etc.) The city had 33 wards, each with 3 councillors, each ward covering around 10-15,000 people.

Why should a non-unitary authority like Cherwell DC need SO many councillors for so little work?? Surely they could easily cope with say 35-40 councillors maximum? But then I suppose there would be fewer self important people filling the pages of free rags like "Cherwell Link", and our politicians do love to see their pictures in the press.
TWO less? I used to be a Councillor in Liverpool - a unitary authority which covers all services (housing, education, social services, leisure etc.) The city had 33 wards, each with 3 councillors, each ward covering around 10-15,000 people. Why should a non-unitary authority like Cherwell DC need SO many councillors for so little work?? Surely they could easily cope with say 35-40 councillors maximum? But then I suppose there would be fewer self important people filling the pages of free rags like "Cherwell Link", and our politicians do love to see their pictures in the press. Severian
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