Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council - Thursday, 16th January, 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: James Clapson 

Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for Absence

    Minutes:

    Apologies were received from Councillors Campbell, Moore, L. Piper and Scott.

     

18.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

    To receive any declarations of interest.  Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest advice attached to this Agenda.  If a Member declares an interest, they should complete the Declaration of Interest Form 

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

19.

Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Duckworth presented the report and the following points were noted during the debate:

     

    ·  Community buildings that could be used as polling places were in short supply in some wards such as Beacon Road and Salmestone wards.

    ·  Mobile units were considered but the cost of mobile units was prohibitively expensive.

    ·  Concerns were raised about parking enforcement on polling days and some polling places being ‘out of area’.

     

    Members agreed the officer’s recommendation:

     

    That, subject to a re-assessment of Pierremont Hall as soon as practicable and that Democratic Services continue to search for an alternative venue in Beacon Road, the proposals for polling districts, places and stations for future elections, as attached at  Annex 2 to the report be agreed.