BRACKNELL Forest is set to be reviewed by national inspectors to see if the borough should change the number of councillors and wards it has.

The area has not been reviewed by the Local Government Boundary Commission since 2002 and a new study is set to get underway after Bracknell Forest was found to have ‘poor levels of electoral quality.’

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A representative from the Commission pointed out some wards in the borough have a disproportionate number of constituents – for example, Great Hollands North has 31 per cent more electors than the average for all wards.

This means councillors here have to look after 2,800 electors compared to a mean of 2,100 elsewhere.

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The review will take place over the course of the next two years, with residents and councillors invited to submit their thoughts on the number of councillors representing each ward by November.

A consultation on warding patterns will follow in January 2020, meaning draft recommendations are expected by June the same year.

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Final proposals are due to be published in November 2020, with an order expected to be made by early 2021.

Recommendations could see the number of councillors and wards in the borough increase, decrease, or stay the same.