Wiltshire council will keep its 98 members if a review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is adopted.
Wiltshire Council made a case to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England that the it was essential to retain its area boards as executive committees with decision making powers and any reduction in councillors would have put the continuance of them at risk.
The Commission’s conclusions are open for public consultation from August 28 until November 5. Views on division boundary patterns should go directly to the Commission using the consultation portal at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/14518
Wiltshire Council Electoral Review Committee would also welcome views as it prepares a submission on behalf of the council: send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiltshire Council’s original submission is at https://cms.wiltshire.gov.uk/mgGeneric.aspx?MD=ElectoralReview&bcr=1