People’s views on polling stations sought by council

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THE council is looking for people’s views on polling stations as part of a review.

The authority wants to see if all of the places where residents cast their vote are suitable and accessible.

Cllr Jay Kramer, Hastings Borough Council’s lead member for democratic services, said: “We have to carry out a review of our polling districts and polling stations at least every four years. This is partly to make sure that the polling stations are conveniently located, and fully accessible.

“Details of the current arrangements for polling districts and polling places and proposals for change, together with supporting information, are available for inspection on the council’s website at www.hastings.gov.uk/elections and at Aquila House in Breeds Place from Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

“Only one change is currently being proposed, in the Old Town, where it is being recommended that the polling station moves from All Saints Hall, in All Saints Street, to Stade Hall, near the fishing beach. We think this is more convenient, and easier for people to get to.”

The deadline for comments is 5pm on Friday, September 16, and the proposals will be considered by the council’s cabinet on Monday, October 3, and then by full council on Wednesday, October 19.