As a result of the new ward boundary arrangements, that will be implemented at the local elections in 2022, the council is carrying out a review of polling districts and polling places throughout the borough and is encouraging residents to voice their opinions.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England proposed that Ealing Council should be represented by 70 councillors in future and that those councillors should represent 22 three-councillor wards and 2 two-councillor wards across the council. The recommendations were subsequently approved by Parliament on 28 January 2020 with the new ward boundary arrangements to come into force at the local elections in May 2022.
Each new ward is required to be divided into a number of smaller polling districts, with each district to be served by a polling place, such as a community centre, library, or school. A polling station is the room or building within the polling place where voting takes place. The review will look into where these polling stations are currently located.
Further background information around the review and details of the proposals can be viewed on the council’s website. Alternatively, proposals can be viewed in person by visiting the offices of Electoral Services at Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN between 9am and 5pm on any working day.
All comments and representations are to be received by Monday 18 October 2021, and should be submitted in writing to Electoral Services, Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN, additionally they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any comments and representations received will be published and made available to view on the council’s website at the conclusion of the review.
The council’s final decision on the polling arrangements will be made at its Boundaries Panel Committee meeting on 4 November 2021.