Help shape Worcester’s new electoral boundaries
Worcester residents are being given the chance to help shape the city's electoral boundaries.
The city is currently divided into 15 electoral areas, known as "wards", with each of them electing either two or three councillors to Worcester City Council.
The current arrangements have not been reviewed for 20 years, and now the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is looking at the City Council's wards.
The LGBCE wants local residents and groups to help it draw up proposals for new wards, to make sure that councillors represent roughly the same number of electors and that the wards reflect local communities. It wants wards to be easy to understand, and convenient for local people, and it is holding an online meeting on Wednesday 18 May so that local people and groups can get involved in this important process.
The meeting, starting at 7pm, will start with an explanation about the review, so there is no need for people to know about the current arrangements in order to take part. The LGBCE will explain to people how to get involved in the process, and there will also be a chance to ask questions.
The online meeting will take place on Wednesday, 18 May 2022 from 7pm via Zoom.
The Commission will use the input of Worcester residents and organisations to help it draw up proposals for new wards and, in some cases, new ward names. It will then ask local people and groups what they think about the proposals before making firm recommendations. Any changes that are agreed will come into force for the Worcester City Council elections in 2024.