Chance to study boundary plans for future Worcester council make-up - The Worcester Observer

Chance to study boundary plans for future Worcester council make-up

Worcester Editorial 13th Nov, 2022   0

NEW boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Worcester City Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until January 9.

It is reviewing Worcester to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The commission has published proposals for changes to Worcester. It is proposing that there should be 35 councillors in the future, representing five three-councillor wards and 10 two-councillor wards. 12 of the wards will change and three will remain the same

Proposed changes include: The existing Cathedral ward will be split into two (City Centre and Fort Royal) while the existing Gorse Hill and Warndon wards will be merged, with some electors moved into Nunnery ward

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the Commission, said: “We want people in Worcester to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Worcester.

“We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

“It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us.

“Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved”

The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where people can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

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