Have your say on a new political map for Barnsley

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Barnsley.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local
organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run
until 15 July 2024.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing
Barnsley to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and
that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: “We’re pleased the Local Government Boundary Commission has revised its projections of electors in each ward, which has meant it’s now possible to reunite Silkstone and Silkstone Common. This was our original intention. It’s also good news that it’s no longer necessary to split Great Houghton. 

“We’re concerned about the Commission’s proposal to divide Birdwell, and we’re looking at possible alternatives which we will share with the Commission as part of our formal response. 

“We want to make sure the proposals are future-proofed for Barnsley in terms of population growth so we don’t have to do another boundary review in the near future. 

“I’d encourage anyone with views on these proposals to take part in the consultation. You can visit lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/barnsley to see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and boundaries.” 

People can also give their views by email at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:
Review Officer (Barnsley)
PO Box 133
NE24 9FE
Read the Local Government Boundary Commission's Press Release on their website.

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