The boundary between Wokingham Town and Wokingham Without Parish is to be reviewed following a decision by Wokingham Borough Council last week.
The borough council approved plans to undertake a Community Governance Review on a potential boundary change because of the changes in population that will result from the major development coming to the area. The review follows a formal request by Wokingham Town Council. The review will also consider if the allocation of councillors to Wokingham Town wards should change to reflect the population changes. There are no plans to change the overall number of councillors although the review will consider the size of wards and the number of electors per councillor.
The South Wokingham Strategic Development Location will bring about 1,850 new homes to the area south of the railway line and east of Finchampstead Road – which is currently in Wokingham Without Parish. The Community Governance Review will consider whether the boundary between Wokingham Without and Wokingham Town should be moved south so that the new homes would be in Wokingham Town.
Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for resident services Cllr Pauline Jorgensen said: “We were pleased to have received the request from Wokingham Town Council as it is important for residents to understand who their local representatives are. It will be interesting to hear what people think about the potential boundary change.”
Have your say
Visit our consultation webpage to give your views on the proposed changes. It runs until Friday April 15.