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News Release: Have your say on a new political map for Waverley Borough Council.

5th October 2021

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Waverley Borough 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 13 December 2021.



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Proposed wards for Waverley Borough Council

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2021



The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Waverley 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 Waverley. It is proposing that there should be 22 wards: eight three-councillor wards, 12 two-councillor wards, and two single-councillor wards across the council area.  All ward boundaries except Farnham Castle will be changing.   


Proposed changes include:

Witley parish will now have three dedicated councillors representing a new Milford & Witley ward. At present the parish is split between three wards. The Commission believes this will provide for more effective and convenient local government.

No wards in Farnham will cross the A31. We consider that this will better reflect community interests and identities.  


Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:


“We want people in Waverley to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Waverley. 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:


People can also give their views by e-mail at, and by post:


Review Officer (Waverley)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE




Notes to editors: 

This consultation relates to the arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from consultations that are currently taking place across England on arrangements for parliamentary elections.


For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email

An interactive map is available at

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