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Acting Returning Officer Comments 2022

This document sets out the (Acting) Returning Officer’s (ARO) Submission to the above review.

The ARO has considered whether changes are required to each polling district and polling place following the Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s (LGBCE) review of borough wards and the Community Governance Review (CGR) on parishes throughout Waverley.

The ARO has included recommendations for creating, merging or splitting existing polling districts where new boundaries have been created.

Each polling place has been examined to assess its suitability for electors within the polling districts. The ARO has also used feedback from stakeholders in previous elections to form some of the recommendations.

Polling districts are given a reference (e.g. HIA) and a name (e.g. Hindhead). As polling districts are primarily based on the parish in which they are situated, the name usually is linked to the parish name. Where a parish (or town) area is divided into wards (e.g. Godalming Charterhouse) the name will be linked to the ward name, for ease of reference.

Each polling district requires a polling place, and except where special circumstances apply, the polling place must be located within the polling district. Due to the rural nature of the borough and the number of polling districts, it is often difficult to identify suitable premises within each polling district. Where no suitable venue can be identified, a temporary building or a venue within another polling district may be used. 

Some premises may be suitable as a polling place, but the managers of the venue do not wish for the it to be used. The Returning Officer is not entitled to mandate the use of buildings except for local authority buildings e.g. local authority schools.  

The buildings listed as existing and recommended polling places are considered to be fit for purpose, accessible to the majority of the electorate and accessible for electors with disabilities. 

In preparing for the review, officers have started looking for possible alternative venues and taken account of the experiences in recent elections. 

Comments on the suitability and accessibility of existing polling places and/or any alternative suitable venues are welcomed. 

Proposed Polling District Code

Polling District Name

Borough Ward

Parish - Parish Ward

Proposed Polling Place

ADHA

Alfold

Alfold, Dunsfold & Hascombe

Alfold

Alfold Village Hall, Dunsfold Road, Alfold

ADHB

Hascombe

Alfold, Dunsfold & Hascombe

Hascombe

Hascombe Village Hall, Mare Lane, Hascombe

ADHC

Dunsfold

Alfold, Dunsfold & Hascombe

Dunsfold

The Winn Hall, The Common, Dunsfold

BWA

Bramley

Bramley & Wonersh

Bramley

Bramley Village Hall, Hall Road, Bramley

BWB

Munstead & Tuesley

Bramley & Wonersh

Munstead & Tuesley

Clock Barn Hall, Clock Barn Farm, Hambledon Road

BWC

Blackheath

Bramley & Wonersh

Wonersh - Blackheath

Blackheath Village Hall, Blackheath Lane, Wonersh

BWD

Wonersh

Bramley & Wonersh

Wonersh - Wonersh

Lawnsmead Hall, Wonersh Common Road, Wonersh

BWE

Shamley Green

Bramley & Wonersh

Wonersh - Shamley Green

Arbuthnot Hall, The Green

BWF

Hambledon

Bramley & Wonersh

Hambledon

Hambledon Village Hall, Malthouse Lane, Hambledon

CD

Chiddingfold

Chiddingfold

Chiddingfold

Chiddingfold Village Hall, Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold

CEA

Cranleigh West Rural

Cranleigh East

Cranleigh West

Cranleigh Leisure Centre, Village Way

CEB

Cranleigh East 1

Cranleigh East

Cranleigh East

Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street, Cranleigh

CEC

Cranleigh East 2

Cranleigh East

Cranleigh East

Park Mead Primary School, Park Drive

CED

Cranleigh East North

Cranleigh East

Cranleigh East

Park Mead Primary School, Park Drive

CWA

Elmbridge

Cranleigh West

Cranleigh West

Village Hall, Elmbridge Manor, Essex Drive

CWB

Cranleigh West

Cranleigh West

Cranleigh West

Cranleigh Leisure Centre, Village Way

EPHA

Elstead

Elstead & Peper Harow

Elstead

Elstead Youth Centre, Thursley Road, Elstead

EPHB

Peper Harow

Elstead & Peper Harow

Peperharow (Parish Meeting)

Elstead Youth Centre, Thursley Road, Elstead

EEGA

Ellens Green

Ewhurst & Ellens Green

Ewhurst - Ellens Green

Ellens Green Memorial Hall, Furzen Lane, Ellens Green

EEGB

Ewhurst

Ewhurst & Ellens Green

Ewhurst - Ewhurst

The Community Room, The Glebe, Ewhurst

FBA

Bourne

Farnham Bourne

Farnham - Bourne

St. Thomas-on-The Bourne Church, Frensham Road, Farnham

FCA

Castle (1)

Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle

Memorial Hall, Babbs Mead, West Street

FCB

Castle (2)

Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle

Army Reserve Centre, Guildford Road, Farnham

FFA

Firgrove (1)

Farnham Firgrove

Farnham Firgrove

Brambleton Hall, Talbot Road

FFB

Firgrove (2)

Farnham Firgrove

Farnham Firgrove

St Peter's C of E Primary School, Little Green Lane

FHA

Heath End (1)

Farnham Heath End

Farnham Heath End

Bethel Baptist Church, Rushden Way, Heath End

FHB

Heath End (2)

Farnham Heath End

Farnham Heath End

Community Room, Gorselands, Alma Lane

FHC

Heath End (3)

Farnham Heath End

Farnham Heath End

Hale Village Hall, 1 Wings Road

FMPA

Moor Park (1)

Farnham Moor Park

Moor Park

St Joan's Centre, 19 Tilford Road, Farnham

FMPB

Moor Park (2)

Farnham Moor Park

Farnham Moor Park

Abbey School, Menin Way, Farnham

FMPC

Moor Park (3)

Farnham Moor Park

Farnham Moor Park

St George's Church Hall, Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea

FNW

Farnham North West

Farnham North West

Farnham North West

Polling Place to be identified.

FRA

Rowledge (1)

Farnham Rowledge

Farnham Rowledge

Leverton Hall, St Peter's Church, Beales Lane

FRB

Rowledge (2)

Farnham Rowledge

Farnham Rowledge

Rowledge Village Hall, The Long Road, Rowledge

FWA

Weybourne

Farnham Weybourne

Farnham Weybourne

Weybourne Village Hall, Weybourne Road, Farnham

GFCA

Catteshall

Godalming - Farncombe & Catteshall

Godalming - Farncombe & Catteshall

Godalming Town Football Club, Wey Court, 1 Meadrow

GFCB

Farncombe

Godalming - Farncombe & Catteshall

Godalming - Farncombe & Catteshall

Broadwater Youth Centre, Summers Road, Godalming

GBCA

Binscombe

Godalming Binscombe & Charterhouse

Godalming - Binscombe

Binscombe Church, Barnes Road, Godalming

GBCB

Charterhouse

Godalming Binscombe & Charterhouse

Godalming - Charterhouse

Armoury Building, Charterhouse School, Hurtmore Road

GCOA

Central

Godalming Central & Ockford

Godalming - Central & Ockford

Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Crown Court, High Street

GCOB

Ockford

Godalming Central & Ockford

Godalming - Central & Ockford

St Mark`s Community Centre, Franklyn Road, Godalming

GH

Holloway

Godalming Holloway

Godalming - Holloway

Sports Pavilion, Holloway Hill Recreation Ground, Busbridge Lane

HEA

Haslemere North

Haslemere East

Haslemere - North & Grayswood

High Lane Community Centre, 19 Weycombe Road, Haslemere

HEB

Grayswood

Haslemere East

Haslemere - North & Grayswood

Grayswood Village Hall, Grayswood Road, Grayswood

HEC

Haslemere South

Haslemere East

Haslemere - South

Haslemere Hall, 2 Bridge Road

HWA

Critchmere

Haslemere West

Haslemere - Critchmere

Shottermill Club, 2 Liphook Road

HWB

Shottermill

Haslemere West

Haslemere - Shottermill

Haslewey Centre, Lion Green, Haslemere

HIN

Hindhead

Hindhead & Beacon Hill

Haslemere - Hindhead

St Albans Church, Tilford Road, Beacon Hill

MWA

Brook

Milford & Witley

Witley - West

Pirrie Hall, Haslemere Road, Brook

MWB

Milford

Milford & Witley

Witley - Milford

Milford Village Hall, Portsmouth Road, Milford

MWC

Witley

Milford & Witley

Witley - East

The Chichester Hall, Petworth Road

WCA

Thursley

Western Commons

Thursley

Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Road, Thursley

WCB

Churt

Western Commons

Churt

Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt

WCC

Dockenfield

Western Commons

Dockenfield

The Vestry, Church of the Good Shepherd, The Street

WCD

Frensham

Western Commons

Frensham - Frensham

Frensham Parish Council Meeting Room, The Community Building, Shortfield Common Road

WCE

Rushmoor

Western Commons

Frensham - Rushmoor

The Tilford Institute, Tilford Road, Tilford

WCF

Tilford

Western Commons

Tilford

The Tilford Institute, Tilford Road, Tilford