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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 m

SPRINGWATCH WILD DAY OUT

Join WildDerby and partners on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June to help their 24-hour BioBLitz survey of wildlife on Markeaton Park. We need to find all the wildflowers, trees, bugs, birds and bats we can. There will be a programme of activities organised, such as guided walks, lake dipping, bug hunts, night walks and dawn chorus. You don't need to be an expert to help! On Sunday 6th June the Springwatch Wild Day Out will take place between 10 am and 5 pm. There will be plenty of wildlife things to do, make and enjoy at this free, WildDerby family fun event. Over the 24 hours, WildDerby will be helped by many wildlife experts, such as OPAL (The Open Air Laboratories Network), Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society (DaNES), Friends of Markeaton Park, University of Derby, National Trust (East Midlands), Natural England and many more. Website link www.derby.gov.uk/wildderby Contact For more information contact WildDerby on 01332 2550