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Abbots Langley to stay on Three Rivers ward boundary map
Abbots Langley is set retain its position on Three Rivers' political map, the final draft of the district’s redrawn council ward boundaries have shown.
The new map released by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England today showed the village reappearing after it was subsumed into two new wards in an earlier plan.
Instead the latest map shows the Abbots Langley is included in a new three-member ward with Bedmond. Meanwhile the areas of Primrose Hill, Langleybury and Hunton Bridge are due to be included together in a new three-member Gade Valley ward.
The new map also showed opposition politicians have lost their bid to keep South Oxhey united.
The South Oxhey boundary
The estate looks set to be represented by two wards, ‘South Oxhey’ and ‘Oxhey Hall and Hayling’ with part of the area also being put in the enlarged Carpenders Park ward.
Elsewhere the new plans showed Croxley will be represented by two wards, Durrants and the new creation called Dickinson, which had been initially named ‘Croxleyhall Wood’.
The final recommendations also make minor amendments to the draft boundary between Rickmansworth Town and Moor Park & Eastbury wards in line with comments made during consultation.
The Croxley boundary
The changes come in response to the views submitted during the consultation to an initial plan to redraw Three Rivers by the commission, which was release in April. The commission’s final recommendations propose that Three Rivers should be represented by 39 councillors in the future, nine fewer than the current arrangements. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent 13 three-member wards across the district.
Max Caller, Chair of the Commission, said, "We are extremely grateful to the people of Three Rivers district who took the time and effort to send us their views. The Commission considered every piece of evidence it received before finalising these recommendations.
"Across the district, we have sought to balance the views expressed to us by local people 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 Three Rivers."
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