Have your say on a new political map for the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council
New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Greenwich.
The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A ten week consultation on the proposals will run until 10 May 2021.
Proposed wards for Greenwich Council
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High resolution map available at https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/lgbce/Reviews/Greater%20London/Greenwich/Draft/DR%20no%20labels.jpg
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Greenwich 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 Greenwich. It is proposing that there should be 23 wards and two or three councillors per ward. This is a change from the current pattern of uniform three-member wards. All wards will change.
Proposed changes include:
- Adopting proposals from Mottingham residents to include the area in the name of the new Mottingham, Coldharbour & New Eltham ward.
- Reflecting a submission from West Thamesmead Community Organisation, the area which is current split between two wards will be united in one.
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Greenwich to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Greenwich. 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: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/23310/.
People can also give their views by e-mail at email@example.com, and by post:
Review Officer (Greenwich)
PO Box 133
Notes to editors:
For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive map is available at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/23310/.
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