Have your say on new council ward boundaries

Closes 1 Nov 2021

Opened 24 Aug 2021

Overview

Brighton & Hove City Council and the Local Government Boundary Commission are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Brighton & Hove.

In drawing up a pattern of electoral wards, the Boundary Commission will seek to:

  • Make sure that, within an authority, each councillor represents a similar number of electors
  • Create boundaries that are appropriate, and reflect community ties and identities
  • Deliver reviews informed by local needs, views and circumstances

They will test proposals made against the criteria before drawing up their own proposals.

This means that proposals made to the Boundary Commision must demonstrate how they meet the criteria. They will take decisions based on the strength of the argument and not merely on assertion. For example, giving details of community interests such as the location and use made of local facilities, services and local organisations to support a proposal will carry greater weight than a proposal that simply asserts that an area has a community identity.

The consultation is being hosted by the Boundary Commission and can be access via the link below. Guidance is provided on how to propose a new pattern of wards. Veiws can be submitted via this link or by email reviews@gbce.org.uk or by post; Review Officer (Brighton & Hove), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth. NE24 9FE.