Public notice

Public Consultation

Notice of Polling Districts and Polling Places Review

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983 Thurrock (the Council) is to carry out a review of its polling districts and polling places.

Relevant information regarding the current arrangements and proposals for changes can be found on the Council's website or can be inspected at Thurrock Council, Civic Offices.

The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituencies of (a) Thurrock and (b) South Basildon and East Thurrock will comment on the proposals. Those representations will be published on the Council's website and will be available for inspection at Thurrock Council in accordance with the timetable set out below.

Electors within the Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority may make a representation. We invite comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites.

The Council would also welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, ARO's representations or any other related matters.

Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

Comments and representations may be submitted either:

All representations must be made by no later than 12 November 2023.


Date Stage
2 October 2023 Formal notice of review
2 October 2023 Commencement of public consultation period 
12 November 2023 End of public consultation period 
23 January 2024 Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer's comments 
31 January 2024 Final proposals considered by Council
15 February 2024 Publish revised register of electors if required

The outcome of the review will be published by the Council in February 2024 and will be available for inspection on the Council's website.

Anybody making representations should be aware that, upon completion of the review, all correspondence and representations received must, by law, also be published.

Dr Dave Smith, Chief Executive / Managing Director, Thurrock Council
Publication date: 
Monday 2 October 2023