In January 2022 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) published the results of its electoral review of the Derbyshire Dales. In their final report the LGBCE recommended that the Derbyshire Dales should be represented by 34 councillors with 21 wards. They also recommended that the boundaries of 17 wards should change, with just 3 remaining the same.
In most cases the proposed ward boundaries were conterminous with existing Parish/Town Council boundaries however in the Civil Parish of Matlock changes were made to facilitate the creation of the two new District Council Wards of Matlock West and Matlock East and Tansley. The changes can be summarised as follows:
As things stand these changes will be implemented at the Parish and Town Council Elections in May 2023. However, as a consequence of these changes, across the 8 wards there is a large difference between the number electors per Councillor. Following consultation with Matlock Town Council it is proposed that the following changes are made:
The Council is therefore carrying out this Community Governance review to seek the views of local residents and stakeholders on whether there is support for a proposal to change the warding arrangements of Matlock Town Council
Supporting DocumentsView documents relating to the Community Governance Review