Local Government boundaries – update December 2015

Following comments last month, Rother did take our concerns on board, and their final recommendation is that (for local government purposes) Brightling will become part of a new ward, to be called “Burwash and the Weald”, comprised of Mountfield, Brightling, Burwash and Etchingham. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England will take this recommendation into consideration and publish their proposals in March 2016. Members of the public, parish councils and so on, will then have an opportunity to comment on these proposals before a final decision is made.

That’s the current situation regarding the Rother District Council ward. I am not sure what the current situation is regarding East Sussex County Council boundary changes. I will try and find out and report back here. All this is quite separate from parliamentary constituency boundaries, which are handled by a different commission.