A review of the council’s ward boundaries is underway. Find out how you can have your say

The current North Devon ward boundaries.The current North Devon ward boundaries.

North Devon residents are being invited to have their say on new district council ward boundaries.

North Devon Council is undergoing an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the area and reduce the number of councillors from 43 to 41.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England will draw up the new boundaries, and is asking for information from people and groups across North Devon to help.

The commission hopes the new wards will have roughly the same amount of voters when introduced for the district council elections in 2019 and reflect the 'interests and identities of communities in North Devon'.

Chair of the commission, Professor Colin Mellors, said: "As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

"If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. "Alternatively, if you're simply interested in the way the council is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.

"We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of North Devon or just a small part of the council area."

The consultation, which can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk runs until October 2, and the commission's draft recommendations are expected in December.