Epping Forest is set to have new boundaries for its council wards.
New boundaries for council wards
The Local Government Boundary Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It has reviewed Epping Forest 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 Epping Forest. It says residents should be represented by 54 councillors. This is 4 fewer than the current arrangements.
There will be 18 wards represented by 3 councillors each. Most of the existing wards will change, one will remain the same; Buckhurst Hill West.
Delivering electoral fairness
Publishing the recommendations Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission said:
We are very grateful to people in Epping Forest. We looked at all the views they gave us. We believe the new arrangements will deliver electoral fairness while maintaining local ties.
74 people and organisations made comments to help decide the new wards. The Commission has now confirmed the changes contained in its earlier proposals.
Further details can be found on the Local Government Boundary Commission website:
The changes become law once Parliament has approved them. Staff at the council will ensure that the arrangements are in place for the 2024 elections.
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