TIME is running out for residents to have their say on changes to New Forest District Council ward boundaries.

The Local Government Boundary Commission is running a consultation on the proposals until September 7.

It is reviewing the New Forest to make sure councillors will represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements will help the council work effectively.

It is proposing there should be 25 wards, divided into four three-councillor wards, 15 two-councillor wards and six single-councillor wards.

Professor Colin Mellors, the chair of the commission, said: “We have drawn up proposals for new wards in New Forest. We want to make sure these new electoral arrangements reflect communities.”

“We also want them to be easy to understand and convenient for local people.”

He added: “Residents and local organisations can help us do that. We would like them to let us know whether they agree with our proposals before we take final decisions.”

To submit comments go to consultation.lgbce.org.uk/have-your-say/19558, email reviews@lgbce.org.uk, or write to Review Officer (New Forest), LGBCE c/o Cleardata, Innovation House, Coniston Court, Riverside Business Park, Blyth, NE24 4RP .