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Views sought on polling stations and districts

Cotswold District Council has launched a public consultation as part of a formal polling station/district review. Residents, councillors and parish/town councils are being asked to give their views on the current arrangements for polling stations and polling districts, and on some possible changes.

Changes proposed include:

· Investigating potential alternative polling stations;
· Assessing options to combine local polling stations in certain areas.
The consultation deadline is Friday 6 December.

All submissions received will be reviewed and considered before final recommendations are submitted to the Council on Wednesday 22 January 2020. If agreed, any amendments will come into effect for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election on 7 May 2020.

Nigel Adams, the Council’s Returning Officer, commented: “We want to make the voting process as accessible as possible for all, and part of this is to ensure that polling stations are conveniently located, ideally within walking distance for the majority of electors in our urban areas and with parking facilities.

“We also want to seek to ensure that all polling stations have access facilities for disabled electors, including wheelchair users – despite the challenges that some of our more traditional venues present. We would therefore particularly welcome comments from any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.”

To have your say, visit the polling district and station review page at: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/polling-districts-and-places-review/

Alternatively, you can email your name, address and views to ku.vo1585386176g.dlo1585386176wstoc1585386176@snoi1585386176tcele1585386176

If you are submitting concerns about a current polling station location, please identify any alternative that could be used.

Please note that this review does not cover Parliamentary Constituency, County Division, District Ward, or Parish boundaries.

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More Money for the Museum

More money for the museum

Cirencester’s Corinium Museum is to get an extra £135,000 funding from Cotswold District Council to finance some unforeseen work to the ground below the shop area.

Councillors agreed to increase their financial contribution to the museum’s ‘Stone Age to Corinium Project’ after it was found that the ground and foundations below the shop area were in poor condition and needed underpinning which would be an extra cost in the work being carried out.

Councillor Jenny Forde said: “Most of us have been living in this area long enough to know how common this situation is when working with old buildings and despite all efforts, this truly was unforeseen.

“We’re taking the long term view that this 1.7million project will ultimately benefit everyone and will secure the future of our beloved and important Museum.”

If anyone wishes to show their support for the museum then why not buy a Corinium Creature?

To raise further funds for the ‘Stone Age to Corinium Project’ the museum wants to fill the museum walls with Corinium Creatures. For a minimum donation you can buy a creature and have it printed with a name of your choice that will be displayed on the museum walls for one year.

The creatures have been designed by renowned artist and designer Clifford Richards and are inspired by iconic objects on display in the museum galleries.

For more information visit: https://coriniummuseum.org/support-us/buy-a-corinium-creature/

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