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Public to be consulted over Three Rivers electoral boundary changes
Residents of Three Rivers are being given the chance to help draw up the new council wards for their district.
The number of councillors is likely to be reduced from 48 to 39 as part of the Local Government Boundary Commission review.
The commission is asking residents for their views on how new electoral wards should be divided.
The aim of the project is to balance wards so each councillor represents roughly the same number of people and each of the three political parties has made submissions on how this should be done.
Max Caller, chairman of the commission, said: "On the evidence presented to the commission, we are minded to recommend that Three Rivers should have 39 councillors in future.
"We’re now asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for the district.
"As we develop the recommendations, we’ll take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters."
Residents have until January 14, 2013 to submit their views. Further information can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.