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*Update June 2022*

We are pleased to inform you that the views submitted have supported a revision to the previously suggested new Trafford Wards.  The final recommendation that has been submitted to the boundary commision is that Warburton and Dunham should remain in the Bowdon Ward and the proposed new "Western Parishes" Ward has been dropped.  We are very grateful to all who submitted feedback during the consultation process and very appreciative to Trafford Cllr Michael Whetton who provided strong support to us with this issue.  The final recommendations have now been submitted to Parliament for approval and the expectation is that Parliament will accept the submission from Trafford as the final determination.


The Local Government Boundary Commission is in the process of reviewing the local wards within the Trafford area.  They have completed and initial review and are now soliciting feedback on the new proposed wards. 


The changes they are making will have a significant impact on Warburton and Dunham Massey.  Currently Warburton and Dunham Massey are in the Bowdon Ward. 


The new proposals will remove Dunham and Warburton from the Bowdon Ward and place them into a new Ward called "Local Parishes" with Partington and Carrington.  This new ward is the largest geographically and we have significant concerns that the needs of our rural villages will not be best met by lumping us together with two large urban and industrial areas like Partington and Carrington. 


We are concerned that our needs as a village (which are very different to those of Partington and Carrington) will be lost within this much larger ward.  In addition, we have long standing links with the Bowdon, Hale and Altrincham areas.  Those links include educational services (as many children from Warburton go to schools in Bowdon, Altrincham and Hale), medical services, bus routes and shopping.  We have a long, historical connection to Altrincham and Bowdon due to our history as part of the Dunham estate and many of our residents have links to church and social groups within these areas.

You can find further information about these changes here.  If you wish to object the rational needs to include details of why you do not think the new ward will support the resident of Warburton and detail the links we have with the Bowdon ward (as mentioned above).  Your submission must be completed by February 7th 2022

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