Today Malvern Hills District Council published draft recommendations for new wards, ward boundaries, and ward names for Malvern Hills District Council.
They are now inviting comments on those recommendations.
Our consultation closes on 21 March 2022.
If you represent a local organisation or community group in Malvern Hills, please pass this message on to your members or anyone you think who might be interested in the review.
Have your say
You can take part in the consultation through the interactive consultation portal.
Interactive website includes further information about the Commission and the review.
MHDC encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us, whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.
MHDC will consider every representation received during consultation, whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation.
MHDC will weigh each submission against the legal criteria which we 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 district;
- that the pattern of wards 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 wards.
If you wish to put forward a view, we would also urge you to ensure that evidence supports your submission.
For example, if you wish to argue that two areas should be included in the same electoral ward, make sure you tell us why they should be together, providing evidence about community facilities, ties, organisations, and amenities, rather than simply asserting that they belong together.
Their website features technical guidance that explains the process and our policies, as well as guidance on how to take part in each part of the process.