New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Bracknell Forest 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 7 September 2020.
The proposed changes
The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Bracknell 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 proposals for changes to Bracknell Forest. It is proposing that there should be:
- 12 three-councillor wards
- 2 two-councillor wards
- 1 one-councillor ward
The boundaries of all wards will change.
Proposed changes include:
- Crowthorne parish will be united in Crowthorne ward, after submissions we received demonstrated strong community links in this area
- the areas of Martins Heron, the Warren, and Forest Park will be included in Winkfield South ward along with other Winkfield parish residents - the Commission was persuaded by evidence arguing that this area had strong community ties
Map of proposed wards
Credit: contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2020.
An interactive map is available on the Local Government Boundary Commission consultation site.
View a high resolution map.
How to get involved
The Commission has a dedicated section on its website where you can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.
You can also give their views by:
- email: email@example.com
- by post: Review Office (Bracknell Forest) LGBCE c/o CleardataInnovation House, Coniston Court, Riverside Business Park, Blyth, NE24 4RP
Launching the consultation Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said:
“We want people in Bracknell Forest to help us.
“We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Bracknell Forest. 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 email 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.”