Deadline looms for thoughts on review

Views: Have your say on polling places

Views: Have your say on polling places

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Have your say

The deadline for members of public to have their say on polling districts and polling places in South Ribble is next week.

Every four years local authorities are required to undertake a review of all polling districts and polling places, and the next review for South Ribble has to be completed by January 31.

Any elector living in the South Ribble therefore has until January 7 to make written representations as to whether they consider their polling facilities to be reasonable and practicable.

The submission may include general comments about the suitability of the place used, for example, size and location, and suggestions for possible alternatives if appropriate.

All polling places must be designated so that they are within easy reach of all electors from across the polling district.

Members of the public, borough councillors, political parties, parish/town councils and neighbouring councils affected by the proposals will be consulted regarding the proposed changes.

The polling districts and polling places will come into effect for all future elections from the parliamentary, borough and parish/town council elections on May 7.

Written representations by members of public must be received by Wednesday, January 7.

Submit your representations in writing to: James Wallwork, Electoral Services, South Ribble Borough Council, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH.