Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2019
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires the council to undertake a review of polling districts and polling places.
The last review was completed in 2014 and a new review started on Monday 9th August 2019. The review ended on 9th January 2020, when the Council’s General Purposes Committee determined the proposals, following two rounds of extensive consultation.
The outcome of the review was as follows:
Eastwood Park Ward:
Polling District WD – Relocate Polling Place to the Saloon Bar, The Oakwood Public House, Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5HX
Polling District EO – Relocate Polling Place to Centre Place Community Centre, 15 Prospect Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 6XY
Polling District WN – Split the polling district as shown on Plan 1 to create a new polling district. The new polling district WN-1 will have a polling place at The Westborough School, MacDonald Avenue and the new polling district WN-2 will keep the existing polling place at The Guild Hall, Hill Road.
Polling District EA – Split the polling district as shown in Plan 2 to create a new polling district in the Garrison site. The new polling district EA-1 will keep the existing polling place at St Peter’s Church Hall, Hinguar Street, Shoeburyness. The new polling district will have a new polling place at the Hinguar School, New Garrison Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9FE
All Polling Districts – reduce the number of polling districts from four to three as shown in Plan 3. The Polling Places will be as follows:
Polling District EHZ – Thorpe Bay Bridge Club, The Old School House, 62 Southchurch Blvd, Southend-on-Sea. Essex SS2 4XA
Polling District EJZ – United Methodist Church, Whittingham Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4WA
Polling District EKZ – Bournes Green Junior School, Ladram Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 3PX
Polling Districts WR and WS – amend Polling District boundary between the Polling Districts as shown on Plan 4 to better balance the electorate within each polling district.
There are no other changes to the existing arrangements.