Electoral boundary reviews

Electoral Review of Forest of Dean District Council

Have your say on our ward boundaries - draft recommendation.

The Independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is carrying out a consultation on their draft recommendation for the new ward boundaries. you can view the full draft proposal by visiting:

The draft recommendations proposes that 38 district councillors should be elected to the Forest of Dean District Council in future. The recommendation also proposes new electoral ward boundaries across the district.

The draft recommendations and maps of the proposals can be viewed by visiting the commissions consultation portal

The Consultation closes on 6 November 2017.

How to comment on the draft recommendations

Responses to the consultation can be made:

  • directly through the consultation portal or
  • By post to: Review Officer (Forest of Dean), LGBC for England, 14th Floor, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP or
  • Email: reviews@lgbce.org.uk

What happens next?

Once the commission has considered all the responses to the consultation they will publish their final recommendations in January 2018.

New electoral arrangement for the Forest of Dean District Council are scheduled to come into effect at the council elections in 2019.

2018 Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Review

Currently Forest of Dean Constituency comprises the district of the Forest of Dean and the Highnam & Hawbridge ward of Tewkesbury borough. These are now being reviewed by The Boundary Commission as part of their 2018 review, which is taking place nationally.

The Boundary Commission is an independent and impartial public body, which reviews all Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the United Kingdom.

The current review, which must report to Parliament by September 2018, is being carried out under rules set by the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, and aims to reduce the overall amount of Members of Parliament, alongside ensuring the electorate for each constituency is relatively similar.


Initial proposals were published in September 2016. Detailed information about the proposals (including maps), and information about the public consultation were available on the Boundary Commission Consultation Website.

The boundary Commission then published all the representations from their consultation on these proposals.

The Boundary Commission has now launched the third stage of its public consultation by publishing its revised proposal based on public comments. You can now view theses and comment on them by visiting www.bce2018.org.uk. This latest round of consultation will continue for 8 weeks until Monday 11 December 2017.

Copies of maps and revised proposals are also available to view at the Council Offices High Street Coleford during normal opening hours.