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Boston May Fair

Boston Borough Council and the Showman's Guild are pleased to announce that for the first time on Sunday 5th May 11am-1pm the May Fair on Bargate Green Car park and Wide Bargate will be opening without sound. This will enable families with children with additional needs to enjoy the delights of the May Fair without the sensory overload that can sometimes prevent some of them enjoying the experience.

Polling District / Polling Places Review

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

Relevant information regarding polling districts and polling station reviews can be found on the Council's website.

The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituencies of Boston and Skegness will comment on the proposals. Those representations will be published on the Council's website and will be available for inspection at Council Offices, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR 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 should be made in writing to Electoral Services, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR or by email to Details of representations received will be made available for inspection, as all correspondence and representations received must, by law, be published.

The deadline for making representations must be made by no later than 5pm 29 th November 2023.

03/10/2023Formal notice of review
16/10/2023Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer's comments
17/10/2023Commencement of public consultation period
29/11/2023End of public consultation period
15/01/2024Final proposals considered by Full Council
01/02/2024Publish revised register of electors

The outcome of the review will be published by the Council in January 2024 and will be available for inspection on the Council's website and at the Council Offices, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR

John Leach

Deputy Chief Executive and (Acting) Returning Officer

3 October 2023