Last chance to comment on changes to Mid Sussex’s county council divisions

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Residents looking to comment on changes to Mid Sussex’s county council divisions have until next Monday to have their say.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is carrying out an electoral review of West Sussex County Council, which will mean redrawing its boundaries and deciding its future size.

Residents have until Monday August 31 to comment and the commission says it will aim to publish draft recommendations in November.

After the county council’s original draft recommendations were published councillors expressed concern that Hassocks would be ‘split down the middle’, but proposals have been redrawn so that the parishes of Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common are left complete within their electoral divisions.

Changes would see the southernmost parts of Burgess Hill transferred to the Hassocks and Victoria division, along with other minor amendments to the wards within Mid Sussex.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals in November.

“Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”

Consultation responses should be sent to: The Review Officer (West Sussex), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP, emailled to reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or residents can visit https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5384

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