Council ward boundaries face major shake-up in Boundary Commission plans - The Evesham Observer

Council ward boundaries face major shake-up in Boundary Commission plans

Evesham Editorial 7th Jul, 2022 Updated: 7th Jul, 2022   0

A RADICAL shake-up of Wychavon’s council ward boundaries could be on the cards after the Local Government Boundary Commission published revised proposals.

The new political map for the south of Wychavon would consist of two three-councillor wards, five two-councillor wards, and nine single-councillor wards.

One change made from the commission’s original draft proposal is the creation of wards in the west of the district with clear urban or rural identities around Drakes Broughton and Upton Snodsbury.

There are also plans to split several two-member wards into two single-member wards and to ensure that Great and Little Comberton are in the same ward, as well as linking the parishes of Wick and Pershore.

The proposal also looks to reconfigure the wards in Evesham following local feedback.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is reviewing the shape of council wards in the south of the district and has now launched a final six-week consultation following two previous periods.

Professor Colin Mellors, chair of the commission, said: “We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of wards across the south of the district, and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“We want people in Wychavon to help us.

“We have drawn up final proposals for new wards in the south of Wychavon. 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 have already helped us in refining our earlier proposals. Now we would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.

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

The consultation on the proposals will run until August 8 and the commission is not seeking submissions regarding the north of the district.

Residents are invited to comment on the names of wards, boundaries, and number of councillors.

• Visit or e-mail [email protected] with your view.

• Alternatively write to The Review Officer (Wychavon), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE

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