You can now have your say on proposed council ward boundaries in the district.

A 10-week public consultation has been opened across St Albans.

The draft recommendations suggest St Albans District Council should have 56 councillors in the future. There are currently 58.

It also suggests there should be 16 three-councillor wards and four two-councillor wards.

The consultation period will end on April 13.

St Albans & Harpenden Review:

The new proposed ward boundary map. Credit: Local Government Boundary Commission.

In the report, it said the recommendations will "provide good electoral equality while reflecting community identities and interests".

Chair of the commission Professor Colin Mellors said: "We are publishing recommendations for a new pattern of wards across St Albans and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

"Over the next 10 weeks, we are asking local people to tell us if they agree with the recommendations or if not, how they can be improved.

"Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for voters. This means each councillor represents a similar number of people so everyone's vote in council elections is worth roughly the same, regardless of where you live.

"We also want to ensure our recommendations reflect the interests and identities of local communities across St Albans and the pattern of wards can help the council deliver effective local government.

"We will consider all the submissions we receive, whoever they're from and whether your evidence applies to the whole district or just a part of it."

The proposed number of councillors for each ward are as follows:

London Colney - three

Park Street - three

St Stephen - three

Redbourn - two

Harpenden East - three

Harpenden North and Rural - three

Harpenden South - three

Harpenden West - three

Colney Heath and Sandridge - two

Wheathampstead - two

Cunningham - three

Sopwell - three

Verulam - three

Ashley - three

Clarence - three

St Peters - three

Batchwood - three

Bernards Heath - three

Marshalswick East and Jersey Farm - three

Marshalswick West - two

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