CARDIGAN could lose a county councillor under proposals being put forward by the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales.

The Commission recently published a draft report and is looking at reducing the number of Ceredigion county councillors from 42 to 38, with a proposed county average of 1,384 electors per member. It is proposed that Cardigan forms one electoral ward of 3,131 electors to be represented by two councillors.

The existing Mwldan ward has 1,485 electors, the Rhyd-y-fuwch ward 884 and the Teifi ward 762 electors.

As part of the consultation process, the county council proposed an amendment to the community boundary between Cardigan and Ferwig, recommending the transfer of 380 electors from the western part of Y Ferwig Community into the Mwldan ward of Cardigan.

Cardigan Town council has expressed reservations over that move, highlighting the difference between the rural areas of Y Ferwig and the urban wards of Cardigan.

At the recent meeting of Cardigan Town Council, Cllr Catrin Miles said: “I cannot understand why they have introduced so many two member wards, putting rural wards in with urban wards and I’m not happy with the suggestions, as it does not work.”

The consultation on the proposals runs until April 16, 2018 before it is submitted to the Welsh Government.