Published: Thursday, 5th August 2021
The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) has reviewed the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s wards and has come to its final recommendations.
The Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) has reviewed the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s wards and has come to its final recommendations. It must make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively. Its recommendations are as follows:
- Residents should be represented by 55 councillors. This is four greater than current arrangements.
- There will be 23 wards; fourteen two-councillor wards, and nine three-councillor wards. This is six more wards than there are now.
The LGBCE received 1,097 submissions from residents and local organisations that helped decide the new wards. Changes in response to what local people said include:
- Uniting the Progress Estate within a single ward
- Combining all of Woolwich Town Centre together in a single Woolwich Arsenal ward.
Parliament now needs to agree the changes. The new arrangements will then apply for the 2022 council elections. Details can be found on its website at www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/greater-london/greaterlondon/greenwich.