The council is required to publish notice of the holding of a review and publish details of their proposals for each polling district and polling places.
The notice has been posted on the Council’s website, also published on the website are details of the current polling places, location of polling stations, street lists and polling district maps. Copies have been sent to the following for representations:
- All Fylde Borough Councillors
- Parish Clerks
- Mark Menzies MP
- Society for the Blind (Nvision)
- Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Society for the Deaf
- Disability First
- Age UK
In addition, as part of the review process at the elections in May 2017 a feedback form on the suitability for each of the existing polling places was completed by Polling Station Inspectors and Presiding Officers.
In preparing the review, officers have scrutinised areas and where necessary identified alternative polling district areas and polling places located within the ward.
In considering the suitability of polling places the following factors have been taken into account – the availability of suitable premises, accessibility, public safety and location in relation to the centres of population within the area.
A scheduled breakdown is attached. Officers have proposed no change to the current polling districts and little change to the current polling places. Changes since the last review in 2013, such as the removal of the “temporary polling stations” has also been detailed.
The Returning Officer will publish any representations throughout the review and proposed changes in November. Final proposals will be submitted for adoption to the Council on 10 December 2018.
What happens next?
The Returning Officer will publish any representations throughout the review and proposed comments in November. Final recommendations will be submitted for adoption to the Council on 10 December 2018.