Decision details

Designation of Polling Place

Decision Maker: (Acting) Returning Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

At the meeting of Council held on 13 December 2018 members considered a report (Item 9) setting out the proposals for polling districts and polling places following the recommendations of the Local Boundary Commission for England for new and revised local electoral arrangement for the borough. Council resolved:

1.To note that the recommendations made by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), for new ward boundaries within the borough of Reigate and Banstead, would be implemented and take effect from the local
government elections due to be held on 2 May 2019, subject to Parliamentary approval as follows:
* Reigate and Banstead would be represented by 45 councillors
* Reigate and Banstead would have 15 wards
* The boundaries of all wards would change

2. That the revised schedule of polling districts and polling places set out in Annex A be approved, subject to any changes arising from the outstanding consultation (dealt with under Resolution 3 below).

3. That the (Acting) Returning Officer, in consultation with Ward councillors, be delegated authority to designate any polling places following further
assessment.
Site visits and assessments were carried out in accordance with Electoral Commission guidance to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Redhill and Redhill Methodist Church, Redhill.

Decision:

That St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Linkfield Lane, Redhill RH1 1DU is designated as the polling place for the polling district of RDW5 within the future Redhill West and Wray Common ward.

Reasons for the decision:

St Joseph’s School, with the provision of a ramp for disabled access, is a suitable polling place for RDW5 and has parking facilities.

Alternative options considered:

Redhill Methodist Church has suitable facilities internally but does not have any parking available for electors. A polling place must be designated for all polling districts.

Contact: John Jory, Chief Executive Email: John.Jory@reigate-banstead.gov.uk.

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 23/01/2019