Consultation on the Council’s ward structure and the number of Borough Councillors
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has carried out a review of the ward structure in the Brentwood Borough. They proposed that there should be a change to the ward pattern, with three councillors per ward, and an increase in the number of councillors from 37 to 39. You can find details of their proposals, including an interactive map, and see responses to the consultation by visiting LGBCE. The consultation period closed on 12 December 2022.
On 7 March 2023, the LGBCE published its final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Brentwood. It has recommended a new 13-ward structure for the Borough and that there should be 39 councillors in total.
- New electoral arrangements for Brentwood Borough Council Final Recommendations March 2023 (PDF)
- LGBCE Final Recommendations for Brentwood Summary sheet (PDF)
An Order will be laid before Parliament for approval. The new ward pattern is scheduled to take effect with all-out elections in May 2024.
Consultation on Essex County Council’s electoral division structure
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) has begun a review of the electoral division boundaries for Essex County Council. More information will be available soon at LGBCE.
Review of UK Parliamentary Constituencies
The Boundary Commission for England has been carrying out a review of the Parliamentary Constituencies. Public consultation on the 2023 Review has now closed and they are analysing the feedback received during the final consultation.
Their final recommendations will be sent to Parliament by 1 July 2023 and will also be published on their website during the summer. You can view the proposals and general information about the 2023 Boundary Review.
The Council’s 15 wards are divided into Polling Districts, each of which has a Polling Station where electors go to vote. We carried out a review of the Borough's polling districts and polling places in 2019. The schedule of polling stations is kept under review and alternative arrangements made where any polling stations are unavailable at the time of election.
The current review of the ward structure in the Brentwood Borough by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is expected to make changes that will affect where people go to vote. Therefore, a further review of the polling districts and polling places will be necessary before the new ward pattern comes into effect in May 2024.
The Acting Returning Officer (ARO) is responsible for running UK Parliamentary elections in the Brentwood & Ongar Constituency. As part of this process, he has to allocate polling stations within the Borough and is consulted when polling districts and polling places are reviewed.
To find your polling station and ward with interactive maps of their location, view our Polling Station and Ward Lookup and Polling Station and Ward Lookup Help.
You can also use the Democracy Club’s polling station finder.