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Newton-le-Willows East and West Town Council proposal

Following the receipt of a valid petition, St Helens Borough Council is carrying out a Community Governance Review to decide if a new town council should be created to represent the Newton-le-Willows East and West wards. 

Update - 1 February 2023 

The results of the Newton-le-Willows East and West postal ballot, which asked registered electors whether a new town council should be created for those wards, have now been published.  Please read the following press release for further details Majority of responses against Newton town council creation in Community Governance Review - St Helens Borough Council

The first-stage consultation for the review was undertaken between 3 October 2022 and 30 December 2022. 

What happens next? 

DateWhat happens?

Between January 2023 and March 2023 

The CGR Cross Party working group will review and consider the results of the postal ballot undertaken in Newton-le-Willows East and West, as well as all representations received during the first consultation. The working group will then formulate draft recommendations for Full Council.


April 2023 (TBC) 

Full Council Agenda published - details relating to the first consultation, including the Newton-le-Willows postal ballot result, a summary of all representations received and the draft recommendations report will be made available.


19 April 2023 

Full Council meeting  


Between April 2023 and July 2023 

A second consultation will take place to ask residents for their views on the approved draft recommendations. 


15 November 2023  

Final recommendations to Full Council. 



If you have any queries about the CGR, please contact Electoral Services via email: or by telephone: 01744 676139

MapsFrequently asked questions

For further information on how the review will be conducted, please read the Terms of Reference.