Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Stratford-on-Avon District Council (“the District Council") is to commence a review of its polling districts and polling places (which includes polling stations), as part of its five year statutory review.
Electors within the Parliamentary Constituencies of Stratford-on-Avon and Kenilworth and Southam (those wards within the Stratford-on-Avon District Council area), may make a representation. We invite comments from all electors and any person or body with an expertise in access for persons with disabilities, regarding the convenience of voting at polling places currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites.
The District Council's recommendations and comments of its Returning Officer are set out in the Polling Review Schedule (for update of the Polling Review Schedule please see link to the Council Committee below), with associated plans, namely, Southam South Ward Proposal, SDC Ward Map , Stratford-on-Avon Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Map and the LGBCE new boundary interactive map (and the recommendations of the boundary changes which have now been confirmed) which allows you to scroll in and out of the new district council wards.
As for Stratford-on-Avon Parliamentary Constituency, the Polling Review Schedule also identifies those parishes, as part of the completed Parliamentary Boundary Review, which are to transfer from the said constituency to Kenilworth and Southam Parliamentary Constituency on 1 November 2023. Changes are being proposed to some polling places that are affected by this transfer.
You can respond to the consultation from Monday 2 October 2023 to and including Monday 30 October 2023, by the following ways:
Once the consultation has concluded, the proposals will be considered by the Council's Audit and Standards Committee at its meeting to be held on 13 November 2023 agenda for Audit and Standards Committee on Monday, 13th November, 2023 with final proposals placed before Full Council, at its meeting to be held on 11 December 2023 agenda for Council on Monday, 11th December, 2023. Both reports will be published with recommendations for the new polling districts (subject to any polling district references that may require an amendment) and polling places for future elections. A hard copy of the Audit Report can be viewed at Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council at Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
The Electoral Register will be published on 1 December 2023 and then re-published on 1 February 2024 to take in to account any changes made by Full Council on 11 December 2023.
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Dated 2 October 2023
Stratford-on-Avon District Council