Polling stations open from 4pm to 9pm

All Exmouth residents who are registered on the electoral register to vote can take part in an Exmouth Town Council parish poll which is taking place on Wednesday April 20.

Local resident Malcolm Dodd and nine other electors have requested the poll which was discussed at the town’s annual parish meeting last month.

The question residents will be asked is:

‘Should Exmouth Town Council recommend to East Devon District Council that before any further planning applications are approved with regard to the Queen’s Drive development area, that additional independent consultation should be carried out in addition to that required by the applicant and the Local Planning Authority?’

Residents will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the question. Mr Dodd sought advice from East Devon Returning Officer Mark Williams on what would be an acceptable question for the poll.

The outcome of the poll is not legally binding on the town council or the district council who may decide not to take any action.

Residents are reminded that no polling cards will be sent out and that there will be no facility for postal votes.

Any Exmouth resident who is aged 18 years and over and who has registered on the electoral register by March 16 this year is eligible to vote. The poll takes place from 4pm to 9pm.

The Notice of Poll will be available on East Devon District Council and Exmouth Town Council websites from April 13 and will also include a list of the polling stations. The polling stations, all in Exmouth, are at All Saints Church Hall; Brixington Community Church; Clayton House Community Centre; Holy Ghost Church Hall; Littleham Community Hall; Palmer House; St John The Evangelist Church Hall and Withycombe Rugby Club.

There are also two new polling stations at Littlemead Methodist Church in Roundhouse Lane and The Kennaway Centre at 10-12 Victoria Road.