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Voters to go to the polls in Dursley

Voters to go to the polls in Dursley

A by-election will be held on Thursday 15 November in Dursley following the resignation of Stroud District Councillor Alison Hayward.

Notice of Election has been posted today (Thursday, October 11).

It means voters in Dursley will go the polls on Thursday, November 15. The period for potential candidates to submit their nomination papers opens tomorrow (Friday, October 12) and closes at 4.00pm on Friday, October 19. More »

On the same day, a referendum will be held relating to the adoption of the Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan – voters will be asked to vote 'yes' or 'no' to the question: "Do you want Stroud District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Dursley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

If more people vote 'yes' than 'no' in the Referendum, then Stroud District Council will use the Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan to help it to decide planning applications within Dursley.

The Neighbourhood Plan once adopted will then become part of the Development Plan used by the Local Planning Authority (Stroud District Council).

The plan and other documents relating to it can be viewed at https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/planning-and-building-control/planning-strategy/neighbourhood-planning/emerging-neighbourhood-plans/dursley-town-council-plan and they are available for inspection at Stroud District Council, Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf, Stroud, GL5 4UB, Dursley Town Council, Jacobs House, Castle Street, GL11 4BS and Dursley Library, May Lane, Dursley.

In order to vote in this By-election and Referendum you must be registered by midnight on Tuesday 30 October 2018. You can check if you are registered by calling our Helpline on 01453 754886or you can go online to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your national insurance number. If you do not have access to the internet please call our helpline on 01453 754886.

How to vote

There are three ways of voting:

  • In person on Thursday 15 November 2018 at your local polling station.
  • You will receive a poll card confirming your polling station for this Referendum.
  • Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm.

By post

  • If you have a postal vote already, you will receive a poll card confirming this.
  • If you want to vote by post, you will need to complete an application form and send it to the Electoral Registration Officer to arrive by 5pm on Wednesday 31 October 2018 at the address below.
  • Postal votes can be sent overseas but you need to think about whether you will have time to receive and return your completed postal vote by 15 November 2018.
  • You should receive your postal vote approximately 10 days before polling day. If it doesn't arrive in time, you can ask for a replacement up to 5.00pm on 15 November 2018 by contacting our helpline 01453 754886.

By proxy

  • If you have a proxy vote already, you will receive a poll card confirming this.
  • If you can't get to the polling station and don't wish to vote by post, you may be able to vote by proxy. This means allowing somebody that you trust to vote on your behalf.
  • If you want to vote by proxy, you will need to complete an application form and send it to the address below to arrive by 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at the address below.
  • Postal and proxy vote application forms are available from Stroud District Council's website at: www.stroud.gov.uk/elections or you can call our helpline on 01453 754886 or email elections@stroud.gov.uk to request an application form.

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:37 by John Kay

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy



PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Highfields Ward of the Town Council of Dursley following the resignation on 13th September 2018 of Councillor Wayne Paice.

Rule 5(6) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies. More »

The casual vacancy in the office of town councillor has occurred within six months before the date on which the present councillors will retire. No election will be held to fill a casual vacancy that occurs within this period. However, the parish council may co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

This notice is dated 5th day of October 2018. » Less

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:40 by John Kay

Dursley Matters (Newsletter) NDP Edition - October 2018

Dursley Matters (Newsletter) NDP Edition - October 2018

The latest version of the Town Council's newsletter "Dursley Matters" is now available on the website.

This special edition focusses on the upcoming referendum on the Town's Neighbourhood Plan (Future Dursley) which will be held on Thursday 15th November 2018.

All Dursley residents who are registered on the electoral register are eligible to vote and the Town Council would urge that you do so. The NDP will require a positive response from over 50% of those who cast their vote to become an official document in the planning process. More »

Over the next week a copy will be delivered to all homes and businesses in the town by Councillors, staff and members of the NDP Steering Group.

Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:24 by John Kay