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Have your say on east Suffolk ward boundaries

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people to comment on proposed ward boundaries for the new east Suffolk council.

In May, the government confirmed that a new local authority would be created in east Suffolk, formed of a merger between Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.

The Commission is now asking for local views on the proposals before it finalises them in October.

The consultations run until 27 August 2018 and is open to anyone who is interested how the council areas will be represented.

In East Suffolk, the Commission proposes that the council should have 55 councillors in total. The draft recommendations are for eight one-councillor wards, thirteen two-councillor wards and seven three-councillor wards.

The boundaries will come into effect at the first elections for each authority in May 2019.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available here. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.