Following a review of Knowsley’s wards by the Boundary Commission, a number of changes were introduced in May 2016 – these were a reduction in the number of wards from 21 wards to 15 wards and a reduction in the number of borough councillors from 63 to 45.
Whilst the Commission did not carry out a review of the parish or town councils in the borough, they did agree some changes which amended the warding arrangements of each of the town councils of Halewood, Knowsley, Prescot and Whiston. The changes to the town councils’ warding arrangements will come into effect in May 2019.
In view of the forthcoming changes to the town councils’ warding arrangements, Knowsley Council agreed at a full Council meeting on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 to carry out a community governance review of the existing parish and town councils within the borough.
You can read more about the governance review and how to have your say by visiting the council’s website. The closing date for the first round of consultation is 10 November 2017.