Boundary Commission – Ward Changes

LGBCE Map of Birmingham Wards

Bob Kerslake, a government inspector,  produced in 2014 a wide-ranging report into Birmingham City Council and how the city is run.

One of the main recommendations was to reduce the number of councillors and increase the size of wards.

Currently Birmingham has 40 wards, with 3 councillors in each, making 120 councillors. Under the new proposed system, the city would be divided up into 77 wards – 53 of which would have only one councillor and the remaining 24 would have two councillors, making a total of 101 elected councillors.

You can read the proposals here

I have gone through the review and personally think its a nonsense and will make very little positive impact. The Birmingham Mail and Birmingham post have both made quite in-depth articles on the issue here and here.

Jewellery Quarter, which is in the Ladywood ward will find itself merged with Winson Green, which defies logic.

The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum has come up with a response and counter proposal JQNF Proposal – which I fully endorse,

I recommend you research and make your views known.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *