NCC – Notice of Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations 2015

The Representation of the People Act 1983, as amended by the Electoral Administration Act 2006

The Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006

Pursuant to Section 18C and Schedule A1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended), Northumberland County Council gives notice that it is to conduct a review of all Polling Districts and Polling Places within the Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth Valley, Hexham and Wansbeck Parliamentary Constituencies.

Submissions on any aspect of Polling Districts and Polling Places are welcome from all electors and residents (particularly disabled residents) in any of these constituencies, any local constituency political party or any person or group who have a particular interest or expertise in access to premises or facilities for people with a disability. Persons or bodies making representations should, if possible, suggest alternative places that may be used as Polling Places.

The consultation document can be viewed on the Council’s website at or by contacting the Council’s Elections Office at the address below:

Elections Services

Northumberland County Council

County Hall



NE61 2EF


or Telephone 01670 624811.

Any submissions should be made via any of the points of contact mentioned above or to the (Acting) Returning Officer directly and should be received by 5pm on Tuesday the 28 th of July 2015.

Please note that all representations will be published on the Council’s website upon receipt. Full details of the review timetable are set out in the consultation document.

The (Acting) Returning Officer will comment on existing and proposed Polling Stations on the 11th of August 2015. Publication of those comments will be via the Council’s website (see above) and may be viewed in person at County Hall, Morpeth by appointment with Elections Services.

Geoff Paul – (Acting) Returning Officer

Northumberland County Council

Update – Private Sector Housing Strategy Consultation

The PC responded to this consultation.  For a copy of the response please click on the link below:

Private Sector Housing Strategy consultation response

Northumberland County Council are developing a Private Sector Housing Strategy which outlines the Council’s plans to meet peoples housing needs by maintaining and improving the existing private housing stock across Northumberland.

The Council has prepared a draft strategy and would like your input to it.  The consultation on the draft Private Sector Housing Strategy runs until Thursday 2nd July 2015.

Once adopted, the Private Sector Housing Strategy will be the County Council’s main strategic plan for owner occupied and privately rented homes in Northumberland, covering the period to 2020.

The draft Strategy:

  • Sets out the aim, objectives and approach to private sector housing across Northumberland;
  • Defines how the Council will increase the number of homes that are available and improve property and management standards; and
  • Includes a draft Action Plan which sets out what the Council hopes to deliver and by when.

Click on the link below to view the draft Strategy and to submit any comments:

Consultation closes 2nd July 2015.