New Hertsmere ward boundaries finalised after consultation

New council ward boundaries have been finalised in Hertsmere.

After three phases of consultation, the commission’s final recommendations propose that Hertsmere should be represented by 39 borough councillors in the future; the same as the current arrangement.

The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent seven three-councillor wards and nine two-councillor wards across the borough.

The proposed Bushey Central ward will be called Bushey Park instead. Bushey South ward will become Bushey Heath.

A minor amendment has been made between Borehamwood Hillside and Borehamwood Kenilworth wards.

Potters Bar will be covered by Bentley Heath & the Royds, Furzehill, and Parkfield wards. They will all be represented by two councillors.

Potters Bar Oakmere will be represented by three councillors.

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months.

The draft order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2019.

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