This reviews consultation has ended and is currently being analysed to be reported to Full Council.

Please refer to the review timetable for more information.


 

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 requires local authorities to complete a review of all parliamentary polling districts and polling places every four years.

  • A polling district is the geographical area created by sub-dividing a constituency or ward.
  • A polling place is the building or area in which a polling station is located.
  • A polling station is the actual room or area where voting takes place.

A benefit of these reviews are to ensure that they are accessible for everyone and there are reasonable facilities for voting.

Following the 2018 Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) and the Parliamentary polling districts and polling places review, new arrangements were implemented in May 2019. You can see these changes on  FC Polling Districts and Polling Places Review 2022 Scheme May 2019 (PDF, 387KB).

Proposals for May 2023

Due to Covid-19, the Police and Crime Commissioner elections of 2020 were postponed and rescheduled to 2021.

To ensure the elections in 2021 could be delivered, abiding by Covid guidance and legislation, it was necessary to make changes to some of the polling places in the borough.

Having trialed the polling stations in 2021, Hertsmere Borough Council are proposing to make these changes permanent for all elections from 2023. The table below highlights these proposed changes.

Due to the number of changes proposed, it was agreed by council that these changes would go to public consultation;

 

View The proposed polling district/polling place scheme for all wards to be implemented in 2023 (PDF, 31KB).

Proposed Polling Stations
Ward Polling DistrictPolling District Title Previous polling Place and polling station proposed polling place and polling station 
Bushey North AC (PDF, 2.65MB)  Grange Road Bushey Manor School  Bushey Grove Leisure Centre
Bushey St James BA (PDF, 4.89MB) Bournehill 

 Bournehall

School

Bushey Rangers Club House
Bushey St James BD (PDF, 2.36MB) Rudolph Road  Bushey Museum  Bushey Community Centre 
Bushey Park CD (PDF, 1.95MB) Merryhill  Merryhill School  St Margarets Sports Hall 
Borehamwood Brookmeadow HC (PDF, 2.13MB) Brookmeadow Central   St Michael and All Angels Church Hall Elstree and Borehamwood Synagogue
Borehamwood Cowley Hill JC (PDF, 2.48MB) Cowley Hill South  Cowley Hill Primary School St Michaels and All Angels Church Hall
Borehamwood Cowley Hill JD (PDF, 1.94MB)  Shenley Road East The British Legion  The Venue Leisure Centre
Shenley MB (PDF, 5.26MB) Shenley Village  Shenley Village Hall  Shenley Methodist Church 
*click on the polling district to see the map

Bentley Heath and the Royds Disclosure

Hertsmere Borough Council looked to include Bentley Heath and the Royds ward during this review with the aim of finding a possible alternative polling place for Pope Paul Catholic School. However having explored all the possible options The Returning Officer with support of Council have concluded that there are no suitable alternatives and electors in polling district QB will continue to vote at the School.

 


 

Have Your Say

Hertsmere Borough Council welcomes all representations from any person or body who may wish to comment or make proposals on any aspect of the matters under review.

You can have your say by answering our Polling Station Review 2022 questionnaire. If you have any difficulty completing this, please contact Electoral Services on 020 8207 7481.

All submissions and representations must be made by 1 April 2022.

(This survey has now closed. Please refer to the Review Timetable as to what the next steps are)

If you have any questions or require any further information, please email psr@hertsmere.gov.uk