Erewash residents are being asked for their views on polling stations in the borough to ensure that the voting arrangements are as convenient as possible for all electors.
Erewash Borough Council has launched its review this week (1 October) and residents have until Monday 29 October to share their views.
The council is particularly keen to receive comments on the following key points:
• Location – is your polling station conveniently located, whether you walk, travel by car or use public transport?
• Accessibility – are the entrances to your polling station adequately accessible for all members of the community, including those with disabilities?
In addition, residents can also make suggestions for new or alternative venues for use as polling stations.
Councillor Gerri Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, says:
“This is an important review to ensure we have the polling stations in place that are right for the local community so I would urge residents to take an interest and share their views with us.”
An online survey can be completed here. Alternatively, residents can share their views by email to email@example.com or by completing a form available from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions or Ilkeston and Long Eaton libraries. Comments can also be sent in writing to Electoral Services Manager, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP.
Once this first stage is completed and the comments received have been reviewed, the Returning Officer for Erewash will draw up his proposals when residents will have a further chance to comment.