A COUNCIL is asking for the public's opinion on proposed ward boundary changes.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has launched a ten-week consultation on proposed changes to Brighton's ward boundaries, which will run until April 11, 2022.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries, it is reviewing Brighton and Hove to make sure councillors will represent around the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

Brighton will keep its existing number of 54 councillors under the plans, they will represent ten three-councillor wards and 12 two-councillor wards.

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The commission has said that most wards will see changes.

Among the changes the commission is recommending a two-councillor Westbourne ward which includes Stoneham Road and all adjoining roads.

It comes after it received evidence from residents and the Green Party regarding Poet’s Corner, who argued that this area should be included in the same ward. 

Also reflecting submissions from Green, Conservative and Labour councillors and local residents, Kemptown and the Marina will be represented in their own two-councillor ward.

Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the commission, said: “We want people in Brighton and Hove to help us.

“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Brighton and Hove. 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.

“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/29490

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

The Review Officer (Brighton & Hove)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE

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