10 December 2013

Have your ‘vote’ on where to vote

Suggestions for three new polling station venues in Brighton & Hove have been made by residents in a council consultation.

The suggested venues are the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Centre on Fleet Street, Preston Lawn Tennis Club and Hollingbury Library.

Residents have until the end of this week to tell Brighton & Hove City Council what they think of these suggestions and a number of other proposals aimed at making the places where residents vote as convenient and accessible as possible.

Other potential changes in the council’s electoral wards include:

  • Hanover & Elm Grove – moving the current polling station at Fairlight primary school to the Children’s Centre next door
  • Goldsmid – moving the current polling station at Somerhill junior school to the Ajex Centre, Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue, Eaton Road
  • Queens Park – moving the current polling station at Carlton Hill primary school to the Millwood community centre in Nelson Row
  • Rottingdean Coastal – moving the current polling station at Saltdean primary school to Saltdean library
  • Withdean – moving the current polling station at Dorothy Stringer school to the Cassidy Centre at St Mary’s church
  • Wish – alternatives are being sought for the current polling station at the Saxon Road pavilion, which is no longer available

Decisions on any possible changes will be made by the council at a meeting in January.

You can comment online through the council’s consultation website - http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/portal.

The deadline for commenting is Friday 13 December. For further information:

  • go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/pollingplacereview or
  • contact Electoral Services at electors@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone (01273) 291999.