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Polling district review consultation


Today (Monday 29 July), the Council launches a consultation as part of a review of polling districts. A review of polling districts is carried out every four years to make sure the polling stations used by electors are suitable in terms of facilities and accessibility.

The consultation runs for five weeks and will close on Monday 2 September. As part of the consultation some changes to polling stations are being proposed in the following wards:

  • Bletchingley and Nutfield: To add Nutfield Memorial Hall as a polling station in addition to Nutfield Village Hall.
  • Burstow, Horne and Outwood: To move the polling station from the Jolly Farmer pub to the Centenary Hall in Smallfield.
  • Limpsfield:  To split the polling district in half and use St Andrew’s Church Hall in Limpsfield Chart, as well as St Peter’s Hall.
  • Warlingham East, Chelsham East and Farleigh: To move the polling station from Warlingham Village Primary School to Warlingham Methodist Church.

The consultation documents can be downloaded from www.tandridge.gov.uk/review. Representations must be made in writing and can be sent by e-mail to democraticservices@tandridge.gov.uk or by post to Democratic Services (Polling Review), Tandridge District Council, Council Offices, Station Road East, Oxted RH8 0BT by Monday 2 September.

All submissions received before the deadline will be published by Wednesday 4 September 2019 and available for inspection at the Council Offices in Oxted.

Councillor Tony Elias, Chair of the Strategy & Resources Committee and Leader of the Council, said: “We are really interested in hearing residents’ views about where they go to vote and in particular about how accessible polling stations are. We are open to suggestions for alternative locations and would like feedback on the proposals for the changes put forward. Please do take the time to have your say.”  

Following the consultation, a report will be presented to the Strategy and Resources Committee in September and a final decision made by full Council in October.


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