Decision details

Area Committee Boundaries

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has undertaken a review of the council’s electoral arrangements and made recommendations for new warding patterns, to be used for the May 2023 Local Elections onwards.
A consequence of the borough’s new warding arrangements is that the existing boundaries of the council’s seven area committees are no longer coterminous with the new ward boundaries that will be in place for the 2023/24 municipal year and that the council must therefore establish new arrangements.


The Cabinet has considered proposed arrangements for the boundaries of Area Committee for the 2023/24 municipal year following a review of the warding arrangements for the borough undertaken by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and has recommended that the Council Meeting give approval to the adoption of the arrangement for area committees, as identified in Section 3.5 of the report subject to an item being included within the Constitution Working’s Party’s work programme for 2023/24 to give further consideration to this matter, including scope for a possible radical realignment of area committee boundaries.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: na

Decision Reference: CAB389

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

needs to go to all area committees in w/c 6 March

Contact: Vicki Bates, Corporate and Support Services Email: Tel: 0161 474 3219.

Report author: Vicki Bates

Publication date: 15/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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