Last chance to comment on changes to West Sussex coast’s county council divisions

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Residents looking to comment on changes to Worthing, Arun and Adur’s county council divisions have until next Monday to have their say.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is carrying out an electoral review of West Sussex County Council, which will mean redrawing its boundaries and deciding its future size.

Residents have until Monday August 31 to comment and the commission says it will aim to publish draft recommendations in November.

Major changes in Worthing would see properties on the south side of The Strand transferred from the Northbrook to Goring division, while Angola Road, Ruskin Road, Meredith Road, Thackery Road and Kingsley Close would move from Broadwater to Worthing East along with some households in Dominion Road.

Meanwhile in Arun the northern part of the district Marine ward would be transferred from Bersted to Bognor Regis West & Aldwick, and some polling divisions from Arundel & Wick and Littlehampton Town would move to Littlehampton East.

The Adur district would be the only area to lose a county councillor under the proposals as the Saltings division would be removed and its residents split between the Lancing and Shoreham divisions.

To balance the size of the remaining five divisions Shoreham, Kingston Buci, and Lancing would all transfer some of its households elsewhere.

Kingston Buci would be renamed Shoreham East, and Shoreham would become Shoreham West.

Changes would also see the whole the Southwick ward included in the Southwick county council division.

Max Caller, chair of the commission, said: “We will consider every submission we receive from local people before we draw up draft recommendations. We will then open another phase of consultation on those proposals in November.

“Don’t miss this chance to have your say on how your council is run.”

Consultation responses should be sent to: The Review Officer (West Sussex), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, 14th floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP, emailled to reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or residents can visit https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5384

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