Ward changes – does Somers Town lose out?

Proposed ward changes may cut Somers Town from wealthier Kings Cross – but what are the implications?

It seems that yet again Somers Town will lose out – an impact may be that the funds available from the CIL, the levy – a tax on development – will be now lost to us, a much more deprived borough (Community Infrastructure levy) and the wealthier Kings Cross will then benefit. Arguably, too, the impacts of development are felt more keenly in Somers Town.

The electoral review will re-draw ward boundaries across the borough. it was needed to even out numbers, as wards varied so greatly in size. Explanation here.

Camden should have 54 councillors in future: no change from the current arrangements.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Camden Council. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found atconsultation.lgbce.org.uk andwww.lgbce.org.uk.

We call for an investigation and we need answers from our councillors. Are we to become a forgotten ward?