The Council’s Representation Review sub-committee has developed four options for reorganising the ward boundaries and is seeking community feedback on these.

Detailed maps of the options can be found below.

Option 1

Four Wards with 11 elected representatives

Under this option the existing ward structure would largely be retained, with the major change being Burnham Military Camp moving from the current Selwyn Central ward to Ellesmere ward.

WardPopulationNo. of councillorsPopulation per councillor
Malvern8,46024,230
Selwyn Central17,83044,458
Springs14,05034,683
Ellesmere9,10024,550

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Option 2

Three wards with 10 elected representatives

Under this option the existing Springs and Ellesmere wards would combine into a single new ward, Springs/Ellesmere. Selwyn Central and Malvern wards would remain, with the major change being Burnham Military Camp moving from the current Selwyn Central ward to Malvern ward.

WardPopulationNo. of councillorsPopulation per councillor
Malvern10,090 25,045
Selwyn Central18,39044,598
Springs/Ellesmere20,96045,240

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Option 3

Three wards with 9 elected representatives

Under this option the existing Springs and Ellesmere wards would combine into a single new ward, Springs/Ellesmere. Selwyn Central and Malvern wards would remain, with the major change being Burnham Military Camp moving from the current Selwyn Central ward to Malvern ward.

WardPopulationNo. of councillorsPopulation per councillor
Malvern10,09025,045
Selwyn Central17,82035,940
Springs/Ellesmere21,53045,383

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Option 4

District-wide elections – 10 elected representatives

Under this option there would be no wards, and councillors would be elected by all voters across the entire district (4,944 population per councillor).


Names of wards: Please note the proposed ward names are indicative at this stage. We welcome your comments on ward names.