A government group is asking people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England announced it will be re-drawing new council wards for Hertsmere Borough Council.

The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 39 borough councillors in the future: the same as the current number.

In drawing up new boundaries the Commission aims to deliver electoral equality for voters in council elections so that each councillor represents roughly the same number of voters. The review also aims to ensure that the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Hertsmere.

Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the Commission, said: “We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Hertsmere. As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Hertsmere, then this consultation is for you.

"Alternatively, if you are simply interested in the way the borough is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.

“Your views will make a difference.

“We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Hertsmere or just a small part of the borough.

“Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in June 2017.”

People have until March 20 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk.