Public get a say shaping Doncaster council

Ros Jones.  Picture: Andrew Roe
Ros Jones. Picture: Andrew Roe

An independent body is asking residents how many councillors should sit on Doncaster Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is launching a six-week public consultation into the council’s size and names and boundaries of its wards.

It is asking if residents agree the number of councillors should be reduced and, if so, by how many.

Councillors have recommended to the commission to shrink the council’s size from 63 members to 54.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “Following lengthy consideration by a cross-party working group, the council decided that its size could be reduced by nine councillors without adversely affecting how it functions.

“The council’s views are just part of the debate and this consultation gives residents the opportunity to have their say on the number of councillors who serve them. By providing relevant and appropriate reasoning to back up their opinions, it is a chance for local people to help shape their council.”

Commission chairman Max Caller said: “This is your chance to shape your council for the future.”

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