Polling districts and polling places reviews

Habberley polling place review

Have your say on the location of polling places (polling stations) in the Blakebrook & Habberley South and Franche & Habberley North wards.

Last year we carried out a Review of Polling District and Places which included a public consultation asking residents to comment on the accessibility of polling places and to make sure we are providing reasonable facilities for voting.

Following responses to the consultation, council agreed at the meeting held on Wednesday 26 February to undertake a further review.

We’re looking to introduce a polling place (polling station) in Habberley at Habberley Social Club. Under these proposals, residents who usually vote at Gainsborough House Hotel would vote at either Habberley Social Club or Kidderminster Carolians Rugby Football Club. Some residents who normally visit Kidderminster Carolians Rugby Football Club to cast their vote would see their polling place (polling station) change to Habberley Social Club, depending on their postcode.

Before completing the online survey please make sure you have read the further information available regarding this review consultation.

The consultation period will run until 5pm on Friday 6 November 2020.

Maps

Current Blakebook & Habberley South polling districts

Current Franche & Habberley North polling districts

Proposed Franche & Habberley North ward

Proposed Franche & Habberley polling districts

Details on the timetable for the review period and more information can be found in the Review 2020 tab below.

Timetable for Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations.

29 September 2020

Publication of notice and commencement of the review. Start of public consultation period.

View Statutory Notice

5 October 2020

Submission of (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments and proposals.

6 November 2020

Public consultation period closes.

9 December 2020

Final Proposals considered at full meeting of Wyre Forest District Council.

4 January 2021

Changes and alterations implemented with effect from this date and Register re-published, if not delayed from 1 December, pending legislation.

Read further information on the 2020 review

Our polling districts and polling places review 2019 ended at 5pm on Monday 28 October.

The purpose of the review was to ensure we are providing reasonable facilities for voting and that polling stations are accessible to all electors.

Read further information on the 2019 review.

Notice of review of polling districts and polling places 2019

In accordance with the requirements of section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended by section 17 of the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013), Wyre Forest District Council gives notice that it is conducting a review of Polling Districts and Polling Places for Parliamentary and Local Government elections.

This review will commence on 28 October 2019.

Details of the existing polling districts and places will be available on the Council’s website at the following link, and address below.

www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/pollingreviews

The Council welcomes views or comments from electors and any persons or bodies with expertise in access to premises or facilities for persons with any type of disability. Local political parties, District and County Councillors and Parish and Town Councils will also be consulted. Any comments should include, where appropriate, alternative venue suggestions that may be used as polling places.

Representations should be made by email to electoral@wyreforestdc.gov.uk or in writing to the Electoral Registration Office, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF. Details of representations received will be made available for public inspection. The deadline for making representations is 5pm on Monday 2 October 2019.

The Council will consider the proposals on Wednesday 11 December 2019 and the outcome of the review will then be published.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Electoral Services on 01562 732733.

Ian Miller

Electoral Registration Officer, Wyre Forest

27 September 2019

Mitton ward

Wyre Forest District Council is asking residents and other interested groups to comment on proposals affecting a polling station in the Mitton Polling District of Stour & Wilden (MI-SSW). This is in relation to the Polling Place at St Wulstans Community Centre which has been unavailable due to requiring building works, for all elections.

This review is to be undertaken under section 18C(5) of the Representation of People Act 1983 which allows the council to carry out at any time a review of a particular polling place or polling district.

The Consultation documents can be viewed here -

Notice of Review of Polling Place

Map of Polling Place proposed location

You can view the Polling Districts and Polling Places consultation document here.

Wyre Forest District Council asked residents and other interested groups to comment on proposals affecting the Offmore & Comberton Polling Districts No’s 1 (OFC-1) and 3 (OFC-3) (with specific reference to a small number of electors living in Queen Elizabeth Road and Byron Close areas of the Offmore & Comberton Ward) and the Polling Places at Offmore Community Centre and Stourport High School Sixth Form Centre due to re-development plans for these buildings, for all elections.

This review was undertaken under section 18C(5) of the Representation of People Act 1983 which allows the Council to carry out at any time a review of a particular polling place or polling district.

The Consultation is now closed. You can view the Polling Districts and Polling Places consultation document here.

The comments made can be viewed here

The proposals were considered by Council on Wednesday 14 December 2016.  View the Agenda 

The outcome of Council was that the polling districts and polling places as set out at paragraph 4.1 (Chart 1 and Chart 2) of the report to Council will be used with effect from the Elections in May 2017. 

Parish of Kidderminster Foreign

Wyre Forest District Council asked residents and other interested groups to comment on a proposal to change polling districts and polling places in the parish of Kidderminster Foreign only.

This review was undertaken under section 18C(5) of the Representation of People Act 1983 which allows the Council to carry out at any time a review of a particular polling place or polling district.

The consultation is now closed.  You can view the Polling Districts and Polling Places (Kidderminster Foreign Parish) consultation document here.

The comments received can be viewed here.

The proposals were considered by Council on Wednesday 9 December 2015. 

The outcome of Council was that the polling districts and polling places as set out at paragraph 4.5 of the report to Council will be used with effect from the Elections in May 2016.

Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Kidderminster Foreign Parish)

Under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the council has a legal duty to divide the authority area into polling districts and to designate a polling place for each polling district. It also has a duty to keep these arrangements under review. 

On 14 October 2014 the Local Government Boundary Commission for England confirmed its plan to reduce the number of wards within the Wyre Forest district from 17 to 12.  This took effect from the District Council elections in May 2015.  

Views were invited from residents and other interested groups to comment on proposals for changes to the polling districts and polling places that are used for parliamentary and local government elections based on the new ward arrangements.

The Consultation is now closed. You can view the Polling Districts and Polling Places consultation document here and responses can be viewed here.

The proposals were considered by Council on Wednesday 10 December 2014. 

The outcome of Council was that the polling districts and polling places as set out in the chart at paragraph 4.5 of the report to Council were to be used with effect from the Elections in May 2015.