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Community Review

Published: 09/05/2014

Final draft proposals of a review that deals with the town and community council electoral arrangements will be considered at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (13 May). Flintshire County Council’s Community Review has included two stages of consultation with 34 town and community councils and other interested parties. The proposals recommend changes to 20 of the councils to include changes to external and internal boundaries, the number of town and community councillors representing wards and to give names to new wards created. 14 councils will remain unchanged. The Council has a duty to revise electoral arrangements to provide effective and convenient local government for the population size in each area. Once the final draft proposals for the internal boundary changes have been agreed they will appear on the Council’s website. The changes will take effect for the 2017 local elections. A report will also be submitted to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales recommending changes to some external boundaries for seven towns and communities, where the Council does not have the powers to itself make the changes. Councillor Billy Mullin, Cabinet Member for Corporate Management said: “The community review has been a joint development between Flintshire County Council and the town and community councils. Based on their local knowledge, together we have been able to draw up plans that benefit the whole area. The process has worked well and the changes made fit with the community identity of towns and communities.”