RECOMMENDATIONS for electoral arrangements for North Dorset District Council suggest no change in the number of councillors.

The recommendations also propose that those 33 councillors should represent seven single-member, 10 two-member and two three-member wards across the district.

The report comes from the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England and follows a 12-week public consultation. The report draws new boundaries for each council ward.

Chairman of the commission Max Caller said: “We are extremely grateful to the people of North Dorset who took the time and effort to send us their views.

“The commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising these recommendations.

“We have sought to balance the views expressed to us with the criteria we must apply when we are deciding on new electoral arrangements.

“As such, we believe these recommendations deliver electoral equality for voters as well as reflecting the identities of communities across North Dorset.”

The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament.

The new electoral arrangements are scheduled to come into force at the council elections in 2015.