Decision Maker: Licensing & Regulation Committee
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Governance Manager introduced the report which set out a mid-review update to polling places which was required due to changes in availability of polling places. She responded to questions from Members regarding the changes outlined together with the proposed measures to respond to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
1. That the following permanent changes to polling places are agreed:
a) Denmead ward: WR1: relocate to Church Hall, All Saints Church, Hambledon Road
b) Southwick and Wickham ward: YF2: relocate to Solent Nurseries, Fontley Road
c) Southwick and Wickham ward: XW3: new polling place Newlands Community Hall
d) Upper Meon Valley ward: WJ: relocate to Cemetery Lodge, Magdalen Hill
e) St Barnabas ward: XF: relocate to Wesley Methodist Church, Fromond Road
f) St Bartholomew ward: Y1 and Y11: relocate to Winchester Rugby and Football Club
g) St Bartholomew ward: YJ, YJ1, YK: relocate to The Winchester Hotel, Worthy Lane
h) St Bartholomew ward: YM: relocate to Winnall Community Centre, Garbett Road
i) St Michael ward: YS: relocate to St Lawrence Parish Room, Colebrook Street
j) St Paul ward: YW2: relocate to University of Winchester, Business School
2. That the list of polling places for the Winchester district as set out in Appendix C to the report are noted which includes a number of temporary changes for 2021 due to unavailability of accommodation due the pandemic.
3. That it is noted that the Acting Returning Officer will make temporary arrangements to provide polling places for the 2021 polls due to changes in polling place availability due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Report author: Karen Vincent
Publication date: 23/02/2021
Date of decision: 23/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 23/02/2021 - Licensing & Regulation Committee