Boundary Commission final recommendations
Over the last year we have highlighted the ongoing review of ward boundaries in Havering by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE). This has not been an easy process, caused not only by the pandemic but also the attempts of the Leader of the Council to manipulate the process for his own party’s advantage, against the rules of the LGBCE.
In July 2020, the LGBCE published draft recommendations, which included reducing the number of Upminster Ward councillors from three to two, moving parts of Corbets Tey into Rainham and the Dury Falls Estate into Emerson Park. The Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association, together with a large number of local people, submitted objections to this and in January the LGBCE published further recommendations, restoring Upminster to three councillors and moving Corbets Tey and Dury Falls back into their current wards.
After a further consultation, the LGBCE published their final recommendations on 11 May. We are pleased to report that the boundaries of Cranham and Upminster wards will now be left largely as they are at present, allowing our local communities to remain intact.
A link to the Boundary Commission’s final recommendations is available via the LGBCE Havering link.
Cllrs Linda Hawthorn, Ron Ower, Chris Wilkins (Upminster Ward)
Cllrs Gillian Ford, John Tyler, Linda Van den Hende (Cranham Ward)