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New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Canterbury City Council.

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 6 May 2024.

Canterbury Proposed Wards

Proposed wards for Canterbury

Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2024

High resolution map available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/canterbury


The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Canterbury 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 Canterbury. It is proposing that there should be 40 councillors representing 23 wards. Of the existing 21 wards, 6 wards will remain the same, 15 will have different boundaries.

Proposed changes include:

  • The creation of two wards, in place of the existing Sturry ward.
  • The inclusion of the Rough Common area in a ward with Harbledown.


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

“We want people in Canterbury to help us. 

We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Canterbury. 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: https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/canterbury


People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:


Review Officer (Canterbury)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE



Notes to editors: 

This consultation relates to arrangements for local government elections. It is separate from the review of parliamentary constituencies that has recently concluded.

For further information contact the Commission’s press office on 0330 500 1525 / 1250 or email press@lgbce.org.uk 

An interactive map is available at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/canterbury

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

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