Have your say on a new political map for Wakefield

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

A new pattern of wards is being developed for Wakefield Council. 

The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Wakefield should be 63, the same as now. The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. A ten-week consultation inviting proposals will run until 29 January 2024.

The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Wakefield to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements help the council work effectively. It wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities.

The Commission is interested in views on which communities should be part of the same ward. What facilities do people share, such as parks, leisure centres or schools and shopping areas? What issues do neighbouring communities face that they have in common, such as high numbers of visitors or heavy traffic? Have there been new housing or commercial developments that have changed the focus of communities? And are there roads, rivers, railways or other features that people believe form strong boundaries between neighbourhoods? 

The Commission will use local views to help it draw up proposals for new ward boundaries. There will be a further round of consultation once the Commission has drawn up those proposals.

People can give their views at https://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/wakefield

People can also give their views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk, and by post:

Review Officer (Wakefield)


PO Box 133


NE24 9FE

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