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Constituencies, wards and local councils

Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

Celebrate ROALD DAHL

THE LOCAL AUTHORITY HAVE INFORMED US OF HALF-TERM ROALD DAHL ACTIVITIES AT DERBY CITY LIBRARIES.

To celebrate trie film release of Roald Dahl's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' at local cinemas from 23 October, libraries across the city will be running free, fun, Roald Dahl-themed activity sessions during the schools' half-term holiday. Activities include quizzes, crafts and Roald Dahl story extracts and 'revolting rhymes'. All sessions are suitable for children aged from six to 12 years.
Children can also enter a 'Fantastic Mr Fox' word search competition to win free tickets to see the film at the Odeon Cinema at the Meteor Centre. All correct word searches will be entered into a free prize draw and there is one prize draw at every library in Derby; each with a prize of two cinema tickets.

The competition runs from Saturday 24 October to Saturday 31 October 2009, and children can pick up an entry form at any library

Further information including session dates and times is available from local libraries or on the libraries' website at www.derbM.qov.uk/iibraries.

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