Decision - Polling District and Polling Place Review
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Polling District and Polling Place Review
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
RESOLVED - That the Governance Committee approves the following:
(i) That the proposals for polling districts and places be as outlined in Appendix 1 to this reportand any further suggested amendments that may be proposed. In particular that:
(a) the polling station for CV, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean Ward, be changed from Bevendean Primary School to the Church Hall, Norwich Drive.
(b) that Hertford Infant School be retained as the polling station for GZ, Hollingdean & Stanmer Ward, in the absence of any support for changing this polling station.
(c) that the polling arrangements within Patcham Ward remain unchanged, following a wider consultation.
(d) that the temporary building (portacabin) be retained as the polling station for JW, Preston Park Ward, in the absence of any support for changing this polling station.
(e) that the Friends Centre, Brighton Junction, Stroudley Road, be designated as the polling station for KS, St Peter’s & North Laine Ward, as an alternative to St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School.
(f) that the Aldrington Recreation Ground Pavilion, Wish Road, be retained as the polling station for SX, Wish Ward, in the absence of alternatives.
(ii) That the Electoral Services Manager, on behalf of the Returning Officer and Electoral Registration Officer, be authorised to take the measures, as required by law, to bring the changes into effect.
(iii) That in the event that any recommendations cannot be implemented in time for the City Council elections on 5 May 2011, any outstanding issues be resolved by the publication of the electoral register on 1 December 2011.
(iv) That the Committee delegates to the Returning Officer (the Chief Executive), following consultation with the Group Leaders and respective ward councillors, the designation of alternative polling places in the event of any polling place not being available at any particular election.
Report author: Paul Holloway
Publication date: 01/02/2011
Date of decision: 01/02/2011
Decided at meeting: 01/02/2011 - Governance Committee
Effective from: 09/02/2011