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Polling districts and polling places reviews

Review 2019

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.

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.