The Boundary Commission for England is asking people to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries in Croydon.

An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations will end on May 8.

The recommendations propose that Croydon should have  the same number of councillors 70 but add new wards so reduce the number of councillors in some.

Proposals to dramatically change the Thornton Heath ward were rejected after ‘compelling evidence ….demonstrated the strong community identity of the Thornton Heath area.’

The latest proposal is that the Bensham Manor ward will be split in to Bensham Manor East and Bensham Manor West each represented by two councillors. Thornton Heath will remain the same with thee councillors.

The proposals leave most of Croydon North constituency currently represented by Steve Reed alone, but they suggest moving Norbury into a new Streatham and Mitcham constituency, while Broad Green (the area around West Croydon station) would move into Croydon Central.

To make up the numbers lost, Croydon North would gain Crystal Palace ward in Bromley, and Woodside (south of Norwood Junction) would move from Croydon Central into Croydon North.

The full recommendations and detailed interactive maps are available on the Commission’s website at and