A big thank you to all who gave their support to Elm Park remaining as a 3 councillor ward.
Because of the support of residents, the Boundary Commission has recognised the established community of Elm Park and it is now proposed that it will stay as a three councillor ward.
The original draft recommendations provided for a two councillor Elm Park ward centred around Elm Park station with half of the ward moving into South Hornchurch Ward. The submissions received from 42 residents, the Hornchurch Residents’ Association and local organisations stated a preference for Elm Park ward to remain as a three-councillor ward and more specifically, the submissions argued that “the current ward consisted of a coherent community and that the current ward boundary accurately reflects the division between local communities”. Elm Park is proposed to stay very much the same with 3 ward councillors.
The Boundary Commission published the second set of draft recommendations on 12 January 2021. They will consult on the new draft recommendations for 8 weeks, from 12 January 2021 to 8 March 2021.
Please take the time to read and comment on this second draft.
Councillor Barry Mugglestone
Councillor Stephanie Nunn
Elm Park Ward
Hornchurch Residents’ Association