A consultation on draft recommendations​ for division boundaries in Worcestershire has begun ​

Draft recommendations for new divisions, division boundaries, and division names for Worcestershire County Council have recently been published.

They are now inviting comments on those recommendations.

The consultation closes on 18 March 2024

You can take part in the consultation by clicking through to the website, which includes further information about the Commission and the review.

They encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact them, whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.

They will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.

They will weigh each submission against the legal criteria which they must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:

  • to deliver electoral equality: where each councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the county;
  • that the pattern of divisions should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities;
  • that the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of divisions.

If you wish to put forward a view, they would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission.