Workington Town Council Community Governance Review
Workington Town Council has asked Allerdale Borough Council to carry out a governance review on the Workington Parish.
This is your chance to have your say on your town's council and how it should be structured.
The review will look at two areas:
- the electoral ward boundaries
- the number of councillors on Workington Town Council
What is the current situation?
Currently there are 30 town councillors representing 11 wards in the parish of Workington. It has been like this for some years.
Who will carry out the review?
The review will be carried out by a working party composed of the 15 town councillors who are also Allerdale Borough Council councillors.
This working party will consult on the current situation and then propose any changes which it thinks are necessary. After consulting on these changes, the recommendations will go to Allerdale Borough Council's Full Council meeting for consideration.
This is your chance to have your say on the future of your town council.
What happened with the consultations?
The first stage of the consultation ended on 31 May 2018. You can still see details of the consultation online.
As a result of the result of the consultation it was proposed that the boundaries change to reflect the old Workington Town Council boundaries; that there should be eight wards; and the number of councillors should fall to 25.
A second stage consultation ended on 31 October 2018. This looked at changes to these ward boundaries and the number of councillors as proposed by the Working Group.
The consultation also asked for your views on whether there should be a separate parish council for the Moorclose area, because we received a petition from residents of Moorclose asking us to consider this proposal.
How long will the review take?
The review started in April 2018 and it is planned to go to Allerdale Borough Council's Council in the Autumn/Winter of 2018.
Current electorate size and number of councillors
|Ward||Electorate (1 Feb 2018)||Councillors||Electorate per councillor|
|Moss bay Ward||1215||2||607|
|St John's Ward||2571||3||857|
|St Joseph's Ward||1439||1||1439|
|St Michael's Ward||2893||6||482|