Final details of changes to ward boundaries across Windsor and Maidenhead have been announced.

The Local Government Boundary Commission published its final decision on Tuesday. It will see the number of councillors on the Royal Borough shrink by 16 to just 41.

It follows a public consultation on its original draft proposals which led to the commission rethinking some of its plans.

Windsor Great Park will now be totally included in the Old Windsor ward - not in Ascot and Sunninghill as originally proposed.

The Horton and Wraysbury ward will be merged with Datchet ward. While the wards across the Dedworth area are being reshaped to turn the old Clewer North, Clewer South and Clewer East wards into Clewer and Dedworth East, Clewer and Dedworth West and Clewer East.

In the south of the Royal Borough, the Commission has also listened to local feedback on its draft recommendations and made changes to its original plans. It now proposes that the area should be represented by a three-councillor Ascot and Sunninghill ward alongside a two-councillor Sunningdale Cheapside ward.

Until now Cheapside has been part of the Ascot ward - with Sunningdale on its own and Sunninghill joined with South Ascot.

Professor Colin Mellors, chairman of the commission, said: “We are extremely grateful to people across Windsor and Maidenhead who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation."

Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk They will come into effect in time for next year's local elections.