Local people encouraged to have their say on ward boundaries
PUBLISHED: 09:27 23 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:27 23 September 2015
New council ward boundaries are being discussed for the London Borough of Bexley
Bexley council is encouraging residents to have their say on proposed changes to council ward boundaries.
The Local Government Boundary Commission are encouraging reform, and is considering changing the number of borough councillors from 63 to 45.
The Commissions plans for drawing up new borough wards has two aims:
1. To deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections, so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters.
2. To ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Bexley.
The public has until mid-November to register their proposals, and will have another chance to speak when the first drafts of proposals are announced in June next year.
You can find more information about the review and interactive maps of the existing wards at www.consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk