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Oswestry's voting arrangements reviewed by Shropshire Council

People living in a Shropshire town are being asked to have their say on future voting arrangements.

The council is reviewing how many councillors are elected per ward in Oswestry and whether there should be boundary changes.

People have until September to take part in the Community Governance Review.

Any changes made would come into effect at the next local election, in 2013, Shropshire Council said.

'Have a say'

Issues being reviewed include the division of the parish into wards and the number of members per ward.

A cross-party group will oversee the process and consider all representations received from town and parish councils, local electors and other local organisations from within the district, the spokesman added.

Councillor David Lloyd, chairman of the working party, said: "It's important when considering changes to ward boundaries to ensure that there are a similar number of electors to councillors in each ward and that community identity is also retained.

"This is an opportunity for the people of Oswestry and the surrounding parishes to have a say and I would urge them to send us their views."

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