Altrincham set for three new electoral wards in boundary rethink

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A number of new council ward boundaries are being proposed across Trafford, with Altrincham set for three new wards.

A consultation has now opened to hear what residents and local organisations think of the plans, with the process managed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE).

The review aims to build electoral wards that reflect communities and looks to secure electoral fairness for future elections, ensuring that all Trafford councillors will represent similar numbers of electors, and that the wards are drawn in a way that will allow the council work effectively.

The proposed changes – which could come into effect ahead of next year’s local elections – would see boundary changes to 20 out of the existing 21 wards.

Three new wards would be created in the Altrincham area: Timperley North, Timperley Central, and Hale Barns and South Timperley.

Carrington, Partington, Dunham Massey and Warburton parishes would also be united in a single ward.

Elsewhere in Trafford, the existing wards of Clifford, Priory and St Mary’s would be renamed as Old Trafford, Sale Priory and Manor respectively.

Launching the consultation, Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We want people in Trafford to help us. We have drawn up proposals for new wards in Trafford. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.

“Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.”

To have your say on the proposals, visit the website. You can also give your views by e-mail at reviews@lgbce.org.uk and by post: Review Officer (Trafford), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE.

The 10-week consultation runs until February 7th 2022.

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