Epping Forest voters are being urged to have their say on a shake-up of electoral wards in the district.

The Local Government Boundary Commission has decided that the number of councillors at Epping Forest District Council should be 54 - four fewer than the current 58.

The commission wants to hear what residents' and organisations' views, and a 10-week consultation will run until July 18, 2022.

The commission, the independent body that draws these boundaries, is reviewing Epping Forest to make sure councillors represent about the same number of electors, and that ward arrangements help the council work effectively.

It wants to be sure that its proposals reflect community ties and identities and is interested in views on which communities should be part of the same ward.

Visit www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/have-your-say-on-a-new-political-map/ to see a detailed map of the current wards in Epping Forest.

Visit https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/34398 to take part in the consultation.

People can also give their views by emailing reviews@lgbce.org.uk or writing to Review Officer (Epping Forest), LGBCE, PO Box 133, Blyth NE24 9FE.