People are being asked for their help in drawing up a new pattern of council wards for Wandsworth.

The consultation to consider re-drawing ward boundaries across the council is the second part of an electoral review taking place across London. It is twenty years since these arrangements were last considered, and there have been many change to neighbourhoods in that time.

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has also announced that following the first part of the review, Wandsworth should have 58 councillors in future - two fewer than the current arrangements.

Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the commission said the review aims to ensure the new council wards reflect, as far as possible, the interests and identities of communities across Wandsworth.

“We are asking local people and organisations to help us draw up new wards for Wandsworth," he said.

"As we develop the recommendations, we will take into account local community identities as well as ensuring electoral equality for voters.

“If you have a view about which communities or neighbourhoods should be part of the same council ward, then we want to hear from you. And if you think a road, river or railway makes for a strong boundary between communities in your part of Wandsworth, then this consultation is for you.

“If you’re interested in the way the council is run, just log on to our website to explore our interactive maps and have your say.

"Your views will make a difference. We will carefully consider all evidence that is provided during this phase of the review, whoever it is from and whether it applies to the whole of Wandsworth or just a small part of the council.

“Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after we publish our draft recommendations in October.”

People have until August 5 to submit their views in this consultation.