Lambeth Council is currently divided into 21 areas called wards – each represented by three Councillors elected every four years. The area each ward covers is decided by the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) who have launched a review of Lambeth’s ward boundaries. This was last done twenty years ago and saw local changes as the wards representing Tulse Hill and St Martin’s were combined – with some areas moving to other wards around us.
The LGBCE has agreed that Lambeth should continue to have 63 Councillors, but changes must take place to the wards as some areas have seen more people move there than others and wards/Councillors should ideally represent similar numbers of people. Given the length of time since the last review and the increase in the population in some parts of the Borough, it is almost likely there will be some changes to the wards in Brixton and, therefore, it is possible there will be changes to the boundary of Tulse Hill Ward.
A public consultation has been launched and you can have your say here. There will also be a chance to add your thoughts to any name changes for wards in Lambeth. Councillors are working on a cross-party basis to produce a response from Lambeth Council – but if you want to feed any comments you may have about the way Lambeth’s ward boundary’s are set to us as well as the LGBCE we would be more than happy to hear them. This is a once in a generation change, but it could have a big impact on our area – especially if the ward is divided, re-orientated to a different town centre or streets/estates/communities split.