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Monday, October 31, 2016

Have your say on where you would like to vote in Burscough East and Wrightington Wards

Voters living in part of Burscough East and Wrightington Wards are being invited to give their comments in an important local review.

The Borough Council is carrying out a review of the arrangements for voting for the BEC Polling District, within Burscough East Ward and WRD Polling District of Wrightington Ward of the Borough, to ensure electors are able to vote conveniently and efficiently.

Electors living within these Polling Districts can give the Council their views regarding the current location of Polling Places for these Polling Districts, and suggest possible new ones. The review is looking at the Polling Place, which is the building or area of land in which polling stations are located. It is not looking to change the Ward or Polling District boundary.

The BEC Polling District area covers all properties to the east of Junction Lane, north of Briars Lane, west of the canal and south of the railway line, including the Heathfields estate, Rees Park, Abbey Dale, Gower Gardens and Alexander Close - see attached BEC plan.

The current Polling Place for the BEC Polling District is located at the Parish Hall of St John’s Catholic Church, Chapel Lane, Burscough.

The WRD Polling District area covers the southern part of Roby Mill Parish Ward including; Hallbridge Gardens, College Road, Hilldean, Lafford Lane (up to the junction with Whitley Road) and part of Dingle Road and Parliament Street – see attached WRD plan.

The current Polling Place for the WRD Polling District is located at St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, College Road, Up Holland.

Kim Webber, Returning Officer, said: “Making sure Polling Places are in the best possible locations for local people is very important, so we would encourage residents within these Polling Districts to give us their views on the current locations.”

The Council would also welcome views from any person or body with expertise in access issues.

Plans of the Polling Districts, including current Polling Places, can be obtained by visiting elections or from Electoral and Administration Services, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF.

Representations should be sent to: Thomas Lynan, Electoral and Administration Services Manager, either in writing to the Council at the above address or by email to thomas.lynan@westlancs.gov.uk (Subject Heading: Interim Polling Review 2016).

Representations for the current stage of the process are to arrive no later than Thursday 17 November 2016. If changes are identified as desirable, a further period of consultation will follow on detailed proposals.

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