Published: Tuesday, 1st December 2020

Have your say on the Local Government Boundary Commission's proposed new boundaries for council wards in the east of Medway.

The commission is the independent body that draws ward boundaries. It is currently reviewing Medway to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

The commission has published proposals for changes to the east of Medway. It is proposing that there should be three two-councillor wards and three three-councillor wards. It is proposing changes to the makeup of wards in the Darland, Hale, Hempstead, Rainham, Twydall, Watling and Wigmore areas.

Proposed changes include:

  • In response to resident’s comments, the area east of Hawthorne Avenue will be transferred from Twydall to a Rainham ward.
  • Wigmore residents will now be united in a single ward

The commission is satisfied that it has received sufficient evidence in earlier rounds of consultation to finalise new ward boundaries for the rest of Medway. A full set of final recommendations for the council will be published in March 2021.

The commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. A six-week consultation on the proposals will run until 11 January 2021.

We want people in Medway to help us

Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing further recommendations for a new pattern of wards across the east of Medway and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations. We want people in Medway to help us. We have drawn up further proposals for new wards in the east of the borough. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities. We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people. Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions. It’s easy to get involved. Go to our website. Or you can e-mail or write to us. Just tell us what you think and give us some details why you think that. It’s really simple, so do get involved.”

Find out more and have your say

Residents can also send their views by email to, and by post to Review Officer (Medway), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth, NE24 9FE

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