Plans to create new council wards

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life
Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children ' Start of Life

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people to comment on its draft proposals for new Lincolnshire County Council division boundaries.

If approved, the proposals will see Middle Rasen, West Rasen and Osgodby become part of the Market Rasen Wolds ward, rather than Ancholme Cliff.

Faldingworth would also be part of the Market Rasen ward and no longer part of the Welton ward.

And the Rasen ward would lose Nettleton and Holton Le Moor, which would become part of North Wolds.

A public consultation on the recommendations will end on February 8.

The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Lincolnshire County Council should have 70 county councillors in the future, seven fewer than the current arrangements.

The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent 70 single-member divisions across the county.

Commission chairman Max Caller CBE said: “We are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“We are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters.”

For a full break down of the proposed changes go to

To have your say on the proposals, email

Or write to The Review Officer (Lincolnshire), LGBCE, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London, SW1P