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Gloucestershire County Council - Local Government Boundary Commission

This consultation has now closed.

Date of consultation: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - Monday, June 5, 2023

Consultation summary

The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors in Gloucestershire should be 55. This is a change from the current council which has 53.

The Commission wants to hear what residents and organisations think about their local area. A 10 week consultation on the proposals will run until 5 June 2023.

The Local Government Boundary Commission are carrying out the consultation on the Gloucestershire County Council area.


The Commission is the independent body that draws these boundaries. It is reviewing Gloucestershire to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that division arrangements help the council work effectively. It wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities.

The Commission is interested in views on which communities should be part of the same division. What facilities do people share, such as parks, leisure centres or schools and shopping areas? What issues do neighbouring communities face that they have in common, such as high numbers of visitors or heavy traffic? Have there been new housing or commercial developments that have changed the focus of communities? And are there roads, rivers, railways or other features that people believe form strong boundaries between neighbourhoods?

The Commission will use local views to help it draw up proposals for new division boundaries. There will be a further round of consultation once the Commission has drawn up those proposals.

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