Have your say on new political map of Hammersmith & Fulham
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Hammersmith & Fulham to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.
The Commission’s plans would mean changes to all wards in Hammersmith & Fulham.
An 11-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 02 March 2020. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Hammersmith & Fulham.
The Commission’s draft recommendations propose that Hammersmith & Fulham should have 50 councillors in future: this is 4 more than now. The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent six three-councillor wards and 16 two-councillor across the borough.
The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk. Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across Hammersmith & Fulham and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.
“Over the next 11 weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the proposals or if not, how they can be improved.
“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters. This means that each councillor represents a similar number of people, so that everyone’s vote in council elections is worth roughly the same, regardless of where you live.
“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across Hammersmith & Fulham and that the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government for local people.
“We will consider all the submissions we receive, whoever they are from and whether your evidence applies to the whole borough or just a part of it.
The Commission wants to hear as much evidence as possible to develop final recommendations for Hammersmith & Fulham. If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write or email us by 02 March 2020