West Berkshire residents: have your say on new council ward boundaries
This consultation closes on 10 July 2017.
We are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across West Berkshire.
The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 42 councillors in the future: ten less than the current arrangement.
We are now drawing up a new pattern of wards to accommodate 42 councillors. We need your help to tell where the new boundaries should be drawn.
We have reopened the consultation which previously closed earlier this year. This is because we have revised our forecasts for the likely change in voter numbers over the next six years. We believe that the updated figures (which are available through the useful links below) are more likely to reflect the voter numbers in 2023. Because these figures are, in some areas, significantly different to those we originally published in January 2017, we are now conducting an additional month long consultation.
We have written to everybody who wrote to us previously, offering the opportunity to submit amended proposals for future ward boundaries based on the new figures. When drawing up our draft recommendations we will consider all the submissions we received at the previous stage of consultation and those received in this new consultation. Local residents and organisations are welcome to write to us again, but you do not need to, we will still consider what you said previously.
Below, you can see the current ward boundaries for West Berkshire.
Come back in August 2017 to view our draft recommendations, where you will be able to participate in the second round of consultation.