Boundary Commission publish new draft recommendations

Havering is currently going through a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, which will result in changes to ward boundaries and councillor numbers from the Local Elections in 2022. The LGBCE previously held two public consultations, the latest of which resulted in the publication of their new draft recommendations on 11 January 2021.

Their previous proposals for Upminster and Cranham wards included reducing Upminster Ward from three to two councillors and moving part of the Corbets Tey area into Rainham and Wennington Ward. They also proposed moving the Dury Falls Estate from Cranham Ward into Emerson Park.

However, following a detailed submission from the Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association (UCRA), together with comments from many local residents, the new Boundary Commission recommendations have reinstated three councillors to Upminster Ward and moved both Corbets Tey and the Dury Falls Estate back into Upminster and Cranham wards respectively. The UCRA are delighted that the Boundary Commission have seen sense and now intend to leave our local wards largely unchanged.

A consultation on the new Boundary Commission recommendations will run until 08 March 2021. To view the full report, visit the LGBCE Havering Review web pages  . You can submit comments on the website, by e-mailing or by writing to Review Officer (Havering), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth NE24 9FE.

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