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News Release: New political map for The Royal Borough of Greenwich Council

3rd August 2021


The Royal Borough of Greenwich is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.


New wards for Greenwich

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

High resolution map available at 


The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed 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 final recommendations for changes in Greenwich. It says residents should be represented by 55 councillors. This is four greater than current arrangements.


There will be 23 wards; fourteen two-councillor wards, and nine three-councillor wards. This is six more wards than there are now. The boundaries of all wards have been changed in our draft recommendations; none will stay the same.


Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:


“We are very grateful to people in Greenwich. We looked at all the views they gave us. They helped us improve our earlier proposals.

 “We believe the new arrangements will guarantee electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.” 


We received 1,097 submissions from residents and local organisations that helped decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include: 


Uniting the Progress Estate within a single ward;
Combining all of Woolwich Town Centre together in a single Woolwich Arsenal ward.


The Commission has made further changes to its earlier proposals. Details can be found on its website at


Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2022 council elections.  



Notes to editors: 

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