Have your say on a new political map for Oldham Borough Council
Date published: 01 June 2021
Current wards in Oldham Borough Council. Image contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2020
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Oldham Borough Council.
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 August 9, 2021.
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries.
It is reviewing Oldham Borough Council to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.
The Commission has published proposals for changes to Oldham.
It is proposing that there should be 20 wards and three councillors per ward.
Three wards will remain the same, 17 will change.
Proposed changes include:
In response to evidence received, the Commission proposes significant changes to the existing wards in the Chadderton area.
In the Royton and Shaw and Crompton areas, the Commission proposes a number of amendments to the existing wards reflecting evidence received.
To strengthen ward boundaries, the Commission is also proposing to transfer a small area of Shaw and Crompton parish to Royton North ward.
Launching the consultation, Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We want people in Oldham to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Oldham.
"We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities.
"We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.
“Residents and local organisations can help us do that.
"We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.
“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website, or you can e-mail or write to us.
“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that.
"It’s really simple, so do get involved."
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards and their boundaries - https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/24328
People can also give their views by e-mail at: email@example.com, and by post:
The Review Officer (Oldham)
PO Box 133
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