Notice of poll for Bridport Neighbourhood Plan area referendum

1. A referendum will be held on Thursday 27 February 2020 to decide on the question below:-

"Do you want Dorset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bridport to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

2. The hours of poll will be from 7am to 10pm.

3. The situation of the Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote there is as follows:

Situation of polling stations
Situation of Polling Station Station Number Number of persons entitled to vote there

St Swithuns Vestry Extension, North Allington, Bridport


Electors in areas BRD1 and BRD8 - 2460 in total

Bridport Youth & Community Centre, Gundry Lane, Bridport


Electors in areas BRD10, BRD12 and BRD15 - 1831 in total

The Salt House, Quayside, West Bay


Electors in areas BRD11 and BRD16 -958 in total

Symene Sports Club, Duck Street, Symondsbury


Electors in area BRD13 - 353 in total

Eype Schoolroom, Mount Lane


Electors in area BRD14 - 139 in total

Bothenhampton Village Hall, Main Street


Electors in area BRD2 - 1326 in total

Walditch Village Hall, The Green


Electors in area BRD3 - 557 in total

Forster Memorial Hall, Higher Street, Bradpole


Electors in area BRD4 - 1710 in total

Mountfield (Committee Room), Rax Lane, Bridport


Electors in areas BRD5, BRD6 and BRD7 - 2145 in total

Bridport United Church (Inner Hall), East Street, Bridport


Electors in areas BRD9 - 861 in total

4.  Electors and their proxies should take note that applications to vote by post must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020, if they are to be effective for this election.  This includes electors or their proxies who wish to make alterations to their existing arrangements on a permanent basis or who wish to make separate application for their ballot paper to be sent to a different address for this particular election.

Applications to vote by appointing a proxy must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

A person can apply to vote by ‘emergency’ proxy if they learn they cannot go to the polling station because of their occupation, service or employment, or a medical condition, illness or disability arises after 5pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020.  The application MUST reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on the date of the poll.

All applications and notices regarding absent voting must be sent to the Electoral Registration Officer, Council Offices, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UZ.

Dated: 23 January 2020
Matt Prosser, Counting Officer

Printed and published by the Counting Officer
Dorset Council
South Walks House
South Walks Road

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