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Views sought on proposed changes to Longhoughton Parish Council



The electoral arrangements of Longhoughton Parish Council are  currently being examined with a view to changing the distribution of parish councillors between its three wards.

The parish council would like Longhoughton Village to have 6 parish councillors instead of 5. Boulmer village would have 2 parish councillors instead of 3.

The reasons for the requested change is that Longhoughton village has increased considerably in size and therefore needs more representation.

Northumberland County Council has the powers to conduct community governance reviews which can involve creating new, or amalgamating parishes and amending electoral arrangements.  The Parish Council has asked the authority to carry out such a review. 

The County Council is now consulting with local electors and other stakeholders in the area about the proposals. 

If approved, the recommendations of the review will lead to an increase to six parish councillors in the Longhoughton ward and a decrease to two parish councillors in the Boulmer ward.

If you would like to make your views known, they should be submitted, in writing, by 27 September 2019  to :-

Lesley Bennett
Senior Democratic Services Officer, 
Democratic Services, 
Northumberland County Council, 
County Hall, 
NE61 2EF

OR  E-mail  -

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