PEOPLE across West Dorset still have time to comment on draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

An eleven-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on April 28.

The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across the district.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s draft recommendations propose that West Dorset District Council should have 42 councillors in the future, six fewer than the current arrangements.

The recommendations also outline how those councillors should represent four three-member, 10 two-member and 10 single-member wards across the district.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at and Hard copies of the Commission’s report and maps will also be available to view at council buildings and libraries.

Max Caller CBE, chair of the Commission, said: “We are publishing proposals for a new pattern of wards across West Dorset and we are keen to hear what local people think of the recommendations.

“Our review aims to deliver electoral equality for local voters.

“We also want to ensure that our proposals reflect the interests and identities of local communities across the district.”

If you would like to make a submission to the Commission, please write to The Review Officer (West Dorset), Local Government Boundary Commission for England, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG or email