Tuesday, 30 April 2013

New West End polling station

As Harris Academy is due to decant to the Rockwell site between August of this year and August 2016, I asked the City Council about arrangements for the polling station for polling district WAL - most of the former Riverside Ward - a very large part of the west of the West End Ward, with over 4000 electors.

All these residents vote at Harris Academy and finding an alternative local polling place is important.   I am pleased to say that, subject to council committee approval, during the 2013-16 Harris decant period, voters will be able to cast their votes at the West Park Centre, just over the road from Harris Academy.

This is a very sensible outcome and I am pleased that residents will continue to have an accessible local polling station.