Stockport Council are giving Stockport residents the chance to make a change, with the new proposal for the name of Marple South Ward to be changed to Marple South and High Lane Ward.
It is believed that this will provide a better representation of the local area and reflect the entire community.
The change of Ward name will have no impact on the number of councillors elected for the Ward nor on the councillors that represent the ward.
Stockport Council are requesting the input and opinion of the Stockport residents, by encouraging people to complete an online questionnaire on the net or via touchscreen kiosks in Marple Library and High Lane Library. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available at both the locations.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Reform Governance, has commented:
However, it is important we put residents at the heart of these decisions, as ultimately Local Democracy is about local people.
As such Stockport Council want residents to make their views known through this consultation, to let us know if they agree with the proposals and send us any comments they may have.
After the consultation is done, the recommendations will be further discussed at the Council Meeting. Resident feedback is key to informing these discussions, so I encourage everyone to take part and look forward to the feedback.”
The consultation period, for Stockport residents to have their say, runs between the 17th of July 2017 until the 11th of August 2017. At the end of the consultation period a report shall be submitted to a specially convened council meeting on the 26th of October 2017, which has the duty of considering all views collected before making the final decision.
If approved, the new name will be bought into effect in time for the local elections in May 2018.
To access the online questionnaire please visit, www.stockport.gov.uk/haveyoursay