Consultation on council wards

Have your say on a new political map for Central Bedfordshire Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Central Bedfordshire.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A 10-week consultation on the proposals will run until 7 September 2020.

The commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Central Bedfordshire to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help us work effectively.

The commission has published proposals for changes to Central Bedfordshire. It is proposing that there should be:

  • 12 three-councillor wards
  • 10 two-councillor wards
  • 7 one-councillor wards

18 wards should change and 11 will stay the same.

The commission is proposing that the parishes of Henlow and Stondon be placed together in Clifton, Henlow and Langford ward. The commission was persuaded by evidence that demonstrated community links between these parishes.

Houghton Conquest and Haynes and Northill wards will remain the same, after the commission received strong evidence arguing that any change to these wards would damage strong community ties in this area.

The commission has a dedicated section on its website where you can see the detail of the proposals and comment on the names of wards, their boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

Have your say via the Local Government Boundary Commission's website.

You can also give your views by:

  • email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk
  • post:

    Review Officer (Central Bedfordshire)
    LGBCE c/o Cleardata
    Innovation House
    Coniston Court
    Riverside Business Park
    Blyth
    NE24 4RP