Councils can't influence Boundary Commission

PUBLISHED: 08:59 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 15 June 2010

THERE is no way local councillors can influence the Boundary Commission when it reports on the make-up of local councils in Devon to central government.

THERE is no way local councillors can influence the Boundary Commission when it reports on the make-up of local councils in Devon to central government.A review of the make-up of local government in Devon has been ordered following Exeter City Council's bid to become a unitary authority.Public bodies and individuals will have a chance to air their views, but not until recommendations from the Boundary Commission have gone to the Secretary of State.That's what county councillor Roger Boote told Honiton Town Council this week."We don't think, in all honesty, there is any way of influencing that judgement (the recommendations of the Boundary Commission)," he said."We will just have to wait and see. We should hear either just before or just after Christmas. Then we can get together and start fighting for what we want."East Devon District Council is so concerned about the review that it is to hold a series of informal meetings to discuss issues with local councillors and stakeholders.

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