Polling District and Polling Place Review 2021

Closed 25 Aug 2021

Opened 30 Jun 2021

Results updated 8 Nov 2021

Following the responses to our polling district boundary and polling place consultation, we have made the following amendments to our proposals:

Bedfont Ward

We have amended proposed polling district BDC to incorporate Duke of Northumberland’s River and associated streets from BDB to vote at polling station Southville Community Centre.

Brentford East Ward

We have moved properties in North Brentford Quarter from proposed polling district BEA to BEC.

Chiswick Homefields Ward

We have moved the polling place in proposed polling district CHB back to polling station Buttercups Lodge and amended proposed polling district boundary for CHC to include properties north of Hounslow Loop Line.

Feltham North Ward

We have moved properties north of Staines Road in proposed polling district FNC into FNB.

We have changed the polling station venue for FNC from Unit 9/10 Central Parade, Sparrow Farm Drive, Feltham, TW14 0DH to Passer Court Community Centre, Sparrow Farm Drive, Feltham, TW14 0DJ.

Hanworth Park Ward

We have changed the polling station venue for HPC from St Georges Church, Castle Way, Feltham, TW13 7QF to Feltham Rugby Club, The Air Park, Park Road, Feltham, TW13 6PP.

Heston West Ward

We have changed the polling place for polling district HZB from the Admat HQ Helsinki Centre, Berkeley Academy, Cranford Lane, Heston, TW5 9HQ to Heston Community Centre, Vicarage Farm Road, Hounslow, TW5 0EE.

Hounslow South Ward

We have merged proposed HOS2 and HOS3 into one polling district HSB with Chatsworth Primary School as the polling station location.

Hounslow West Ward

We have moved properties east of Beaversfield Park and Hounslow Barracks in the proposed polling district HWA to HWD.  We have changed the polling station venue for HWD from The Hub Community Centre, 93 Salisbury Road, Hounslow, TW4 7NW to Hounslow Heath Infants & Junior School, Martindale Road, Hounslow, TW4 7HE.

Syon & Brentford Lock Ward

We have moved properties north of the River Brent in the proposed polling district SBD to SBC.   We have changed the polling station venue for the proposed polling district SBC from Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 8DW to Digital Dock Brentford, 205 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0AH.

Suggestions for changes to polling district boundaries and polling places in other wards were considered but not accepted as being suitable. 

These proposals will be submitted to borough council for approval on 30 November 2021. If approved, the new polling district boundaries and polling places will take effect from 5 May 2022.

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Overview

The Council are seeking your views on the proposed new Polling Districts and the locations of the Polling Places/Stations within the new Polling Districts.

In 2019, the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) carried out a statutory review of Hounslow Council’s warding arrangements.  The final recommendations were published by the LGBCE in October 2019.  

The London Borough of Hounslow (Electoral Changes) Order 2020, to implement the recommendations made by the LGBCE, was made in October 2020 and will come into force at the local elections in May 2022.

From 2022, the borough will be divided into 22 wards, an increase of 2 from the current 20 wards.  Please click here to view the map of the new wards.

As all the ward boundaries in London Borough of Hounslow will change in 2022, the council must conduct a full polling district and polling place review.

We have created a set of proposals for new polling districts and polling places for each of the wards.  We have taken into account when creating these proposals, all of the polling districts and polling places are accessible and user friendly.

Please note that any comments regarding the new ward boundaries will not be taken into consideration, as the LGBCE review of our warding arrangements have now been concluded and the new ward arrangements will come into force in 2022.

A polling district is?
A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area.  Every local government ward is divided into one or more polling districts.

A polling place is?
A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located.  There is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district.  

A polling station is?
A polling station is the room or area within the polling place where voting takes place. Unlike polling districts and polling places which are fixed by the Local Authority, polling stations are chosen by the relevant Returning Officer for the election.

Why your views matter

We are seeking your views on our proposals because we want to ensure that all of the polling districts, polling places and polling stations in the borough serve the needs of all voters.

The Council welcomes the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability on its proposals and the Returning Officer’s representation or any other matter relating to the electoral process.

If you are not happy with the suggested boundaries of the Polling District or location of a Polling Station, if possible, please give alternative boundary and locations that may be considered. If recommending a new site for a Polling Place/Station it must be reachable wherever you are within a Polling District and the facility recommended must be accessible for all. There are also many other factors that are taken into consideration and not just those we are asking you to consider. 

 

What happens next

Thank you for your interest this consultation is now closed.

We will publish the results of this consulation in due course and advise the way forward. 

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