Last chance to comment on changes to Horsham’s county council divisions

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Residents looking to comment on changes to Horsham’s county council divisions have until next Monday to have their say.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is carrying out an electoral review of West Sussex County Council, which will mean redrawing its boundaries and deciding its future size.

Residents have until Monday August 31 to comment and the commission says it will aim to publish draft recommendations in November.

Under the county council’s own draft recommendations the Horsham Tanbridge and Broadbridge Heath ward would be removed and a new division called St Leonard’s Forest created. This would include parts of Roffey, Mannings Heath, Lower Beeding, Rusper and Colgate.

Broadbridge Heath would be included in the old Warnham and Rusper division and renamed Broadbridge.

Billingshurst would lose part of Shipley parish, which would be transferred to the former Southwater and Nuthurst ward and renamed Southwater and Shipley.

Meanwhile Roffey would be renamed Horsham East.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals in November.

“Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”

Consultation responses should be sent to: The Review Officer (West Sussex), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP, emailled to reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or residents can visit https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5384

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