The proposal is that the number of district councillors is reduced from 45 (currently) to 32. This will involve changes to the ward boundaries. It is intended that each councillor will represent approximately 3,000 members of the electorate. If River were to continue to be represented by two councillors then the ward will have to increase in size. Dover District Council and the Boundary Commission will each put forward proposals and there will be two opportunities for members of the public) to express opinions. The first consultation is currently open until 9th April 2018. There will be a second public consultation when the final plan is put forward in June. More details are available on the Local Government Boundary Commission website.