The council is required to publish a notice of review which explains the timetable for consultation and details their proposals for each polling district and polling places.
A schedule of proposed polling places, polling districts and location of polling stations has also been published on the website with street lists and 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 2021 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 new wards.
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.
What happens next?
The Returning Officer will publish any representations throughout the review and proposed changes in August. Final recommendations will be submitted for adoption to the Council in October 2022 and will be in place for the local elections to be held on 4 May 2023.