Further chance to have your say on a new political map for Bromley Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in the Orpington area of Bromley Council. The Commission is satisfied that it has received sufficient evidence in earlier rounds of consultation to finalise new ward boundaries for the rest of Bromley. A full set of final recommendations for the council will be published in November 2020.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A six-week consultation on the proposals will run until 27 July 2020.
Proposed wards for Orpington area of Bromley
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The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Bromley 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 the Orpington area of Bromley. It is proposing that there should be two two-councillor wards and two three-councillor wards. It is proposing changes to the makeup of Chelsfield, Orpington, and Petts Wood & Knoll wards as found in the draft recommendations.
Proposed changes include:
- The area covered by the Knoll Residents Association will now be included with a Petts Wood & Knoll ward, as we received significant evidence of community links between these areas.
- Abingdon Way, Harrow Gardens, Magdalen Grove and Roedean Close are to be placed within Chelsfield ward as we consider that these streets look towards Chelsfield rather than Orpington. These two combined changes provide for both strong community identity and electoral equality.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of wards across the Orpington area and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
“We want people in Bromley to help us.
“We have drawn up further proposals for new wards in the Orpington area. 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 and their boundaries at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/17018
People can also give their views by e-mail at [email protected], and by post:
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For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email [email protected]
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/17018
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is an independent body accountable to Parliament. It recommends fair electoral and boundary arrangements for local authorities in England. In doing so, it aims to:
- Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
- Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
- Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances