Have your say on a new political map for Derby City Council

Published: 31 May 2022

Aerial view of Derby

The new proposals suggest creating two more wards in Derby

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about new ward boundary proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 8 August 2022. 

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Derby 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 Derby. It is proposing that there should be 51 councillors. This is the same as the current number of councillors. 

Those councillors should represent 19 wards; one single-councillor ward, four two-councillor wards, and 14 three-councillor wards. This is two more wards than there are now. The boundaries of all but two wards should change.

Proposed changes include:

  • the reorganisation of Alvaston ward into a three-councillor Crewton, Wilmorton & Osmaston ward and a single-councillor Alvaston Village ward; 
  • the reorganisation of Chaddesden, Derwent and Oakwood wards into two-councillor Chaddesden East and Chaddesden West wards, and a three-councillor Oakwood ward. 

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: 

We want people in Derby to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Derby. 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. An interactive map is also available.

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk or by post: 

Review Officer (Derby) 
PO Box 133 
NE24 9FE 

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