The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has announced a consultation schedule following a Local Government Boundary Commission review earlier this year.

The schedule lists opportunities for residents to voice their opinions on the council’s provisional polling scheme of district and polling places, which will take effect at the next scheduled elections on Thursday,  May 2, 2019 following the consultations.

The provisional scheme lists 61 polling districts. Of those boundaries and polling places 31 will remain the same, while amendments are proposed to 30 polling district boundaries and/or polling places, as a result of the changes made to the ward boundaries by the electoral review.

Cllr Marius Gilmore, chairman of the elector boundary review working group said: “Every effort has been made to ensure that the proposed districts and stations either reduce the distance that residents need to travel to get to their polling station or that it remains the same.

“It is vital that we hear from residents to hear their views to ensure that everyone has easy access to a polling station near them.”

Residents are invited to provide responses and feedback to this provisional scheme between Monday, October 1 and Friday, November 9.

Following the close of the first consultation, any amendments made to the scheme in light of the public’s feedback will be put to a second consultation, which according to the schedule, will run for three weeks between Friday, November 23 and Friday, December 14.

The council hope that a decision on the final scheme will be made by the end of December and Council will approve the changes at a meeting in January.