Polling districts and polling places reviews
Review of Specified Polling Places in the Wyre Forest District
Areley Kings & Riverside and Blakebrook & Habberley South
At the meeting of Full Council on 21 September 2022 it was agreed to undertake a further review of polling districts and polling places in Areley Kings & Riverside and Blakebrook & Habberley South.
At the meeting of Full Council on 26 February 2020 it was agreed to undertake a further review of polling districts and polling places in Franche & Habberley North and Blakebrook & Habberley South.
A consultation was run between 30 September 2020 and 6 November 2020 but, due to a publishing error on our website, we are re-running the process as the error may have caused confusion to anyone who responded before it was corrected. We will therefore not take account of responses to the previous consultation.
The consultation re-ran from 11 December 2020 until 29 January 2021.
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.
The survey asked residents to comment on introducing 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.
The survey closed on Friday 6 November at 5pm.
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.
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.
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.
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 commenced 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Electoral Registration Officer, Wyre Forest
27 September 2019