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Review of polling districts and places


Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is required to complete a full review of all polling districts, places and stations every five years. This is to make sure that all of our polling districts, places and station have accessible facilities for voting and have regard to accessibility needs of disabled persons.

It's also a requirement under the Representation of the People Act 1983, the Electoral Administration Act 2006 and the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

The most recent review was undertaken between September and December 2019, the results of which were presented to the General Purposes Committee on Tuesday 10 December 2019 and then to Full Council on Wednesday 18 December 2019. The Returning Officer's proposals are in the table below.

Members of the Council agreed that there would be no changes to existing polling district, polling place and polling station arrangements for current wards.

Returning Officer's proposals

Polling DistrictElectorsWardParishConstituency Polling StationProposals
A 2973 Southborough and High Brooms Southborough (Southborough East) Tunbridge Wells St Matthew's Church, High Brooms Road, Southborough, TN4 9DA No change
B 2247 Southborough and High Brooms Southborough (Southborough West) Tunbridge Wells Southborough Community Centre, Crundwell Road, Southborough, TN4 0LD No change
C 3109 Southborough North Southborough (Southborough North) Tunbridge Wells St Thomas Church Hall,Pennington Road, Southborough, TN4 0SH No change
D 833 Speldhurst & Bidborough Bidborough Tunbridge Wells Bidborough Village Hall, Bidborough Ridge, Bidborough, TN3 0XD No change
E 2570 Speldhurst & Bidborough Speldhurst Tunbridge Wells Langton Green Village Hall, Speldhurst Road, Langton Green,TN3 0JJ No change
F 1164 Speldhurst & Bidborough Speldhurst  Tunbridge Wells Speldhurst Village Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Speldhurst, TN3 0PR No change
G 1106 Brenchley & Horsmonden Brenchley Tunbridge Wells Brenchley Memorial Hall, Brenchley Road, Brenchley,TN12 7NX No change
H 1130 Brenchley & Horsmonden Brenchley Tunbridge Wells Matfield Village Hall, The Green, Matfield,TN12 7JX No change
I 1499 Capel Capel Tunbridge Wells Capel Village Hall, Falmouth Place, Five Oak Green, TN12 6RD No change
J 262 Capel Capel Tunbridge Wells Arnold Cooke Hall, At All Saints Church, Five Oak Green Road, Tudeley, Tonbridge, TN12 0NZ No change
K 1754 Brenchley & Horsmonden Horsmonden Tunbridge Wells Horsmonden Village Hall, Back Lane, Horsmonden, TN12 8NJ No change
L 1213 Goudhurst & Lamberhurst Lamberhurst Tunbridge Wells Lamberhurst Village Hall. The Broadway, Lamberhurst,TN3 8DB No change
M 2814 Paddock Wood West Paddock Wood Tunbridge Wells St. Andrew's Church Hall, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DY No change
MA 3018 Paddock Wood East Paddock Wood Tunbridge Wells Day Centre, Dowding House, Commercial Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6DP No change
N 1854 Pembury Pembury Tunbridge Wells Pembury Village Hall, High Street,Pembury, TN2 4PH No change
NA 2469 Pembury Pembury Tunbridge Wells Pembury Baptist Church, Romford Road, Pembury,TN2 4HT No change
O 904 Benenden & Cranbrook Benenden Maidstone and the Weald Benenden Village Hall, The Street, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4DE No Change
P 153 Benenden & Cranbrook Benenden Maidstone and the Weald Benenden Village Hall, The Street, Benenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 4DE No Change
Q 373 Benenden & Cranbrook Benenden Maidstone and the Weald Iden Green Pavilion, Coldharbour Road, Iden Green, Benenden, Cranbrook,TN17 4HB No Change
R 3739 Benenden & Cranbrook Cranbrook Maidstone and the Weald Vestry Hall, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3HA No Change
S 1008 Frittenden & Sissinghurst Cranbrook (Sissinghurst) Maidstone and the Weald Sissinghurst Parish Hall, The Street, Sissinghurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2JG No Change
T 674 Frittenden & Sissinghurst Frittenden Maidstone and the Weald Frittenden Memorial Hall, Cranbrook Road, Frittenden, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2DD No Change
U 282 Lamberhurst & Goudhurst Goudhurst (Curtisden Green) Tunbridge Wells Goudhurst Parish Hall, Balcombes Hill, Goudhurst, TN17 1AE No Change
V 1379 Lamberhurst & Goudhurst Goudhurst Tunbridge Wells Goudhurst Parish Hall, Parish Hall, Balcombes Hill, Goudhurst, TN17 1AE No Change
W 591 Lamberhurst & Goudhurst Goudhurst (Kilndown) Tunbridge Wells Kilndown Village Hall, Church Road, Kilndown, TN17 2RZ No Change
X 2760 Hawkhurst & Sandhurst Hawkhurst Tunbridge Wells The Function Room, Royal British Legion, High Street, Hawkhurst,TN18 4AG No Change
Y 857 Hawkhurst & Sandhurst Hawkhurst Tunbridge Wells Hawkhurst Sports Pavilion, The Moor, Hawkhurst,TN18 4NX No Change
YY 1109 Hawkhurst & Sandhurst Sandhurst Tunbridge Wells Sandhurst Village Hall, Sandhurst, TN18 5JS No Change
AA 1828 St. James’   Tunbridge Wells St. Barnabas Church Hall, Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2RH No Change
BB 2039 St. James’   Tunbridge Wells The Hub, Grosvenor Recreation Ground, Auckland Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2HU No Change
DD 1587 Sherwood   Tunbridge Wells St. Philip's Day Centre, Birken Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3TE No Change
EE 2546 Sherwood   Tunbridge Wells TN2, Greggs Wood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3JQ No Change
FF 925 Sherwood   Tunbridge Wells TN2, Greggs Wood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3JQ, No Change
GG 2390 Park   Tunbridge Wells St. James' Church Hall, St. James’ Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2HD No Change
HH 1444 Park   Tunbridge Wells Salvation Army Hall, Bayhall Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UT No Change
II 1436 Park   Tunbridge Wells United Reformed Church Hall, Forest Road, Hawkenbury, TN2 5AL No Change
JJ 2745 Pantiles & St. Mark’s   Tunbridge Wells St. Mark's Church Hall, Bayham Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5HR No Change
KK 1507 Pantiles & St. Mark’s   Tunbridge Wells Claremont CP School, Banner Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5EB No Change
LL 715 Pantiles & St. Mark’s   Tunbridge Wells Conference Room, Holy Trinity with Christ Church, High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UT No Change
MM 1930 Broadwater   Tunbridge Wells Number One Community Centre, Rowan Tree Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5PX No Change
NN 1086 Broadwater   Tunbridge Wells St. Mark's CEP School, Ramslye Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8LN No Change
OO 2053 Rusthall   Tunbridge Wells The Rackliff Centre, 26 Lower Green Road, Rusthall, TN4 8TE No Change
PP 1463 Rusthall   Tunbridge Wells The Rackliff Centre, 26 Lower Green Road, Rusthall, TN4 8TE No Change
QQ 831 Culverden   Tunbridge Wells Bishops Down CP School, Rydal Drive. Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9SU No Change

What is a 'district', 'place' or 'station'?

A polling district is a geographical sub-division of an electoral area, i.e. a UK Parliamentary constituency, a European Parliamentary electoral region, a ward or an electoral division. It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to divide its area into polling districts, and for keeping the polling districts under review.

A polling place is a geographical area in which a polling station is located. However, as there is no legal definition of what a polling place is, the geographical area could be defined as tightly as a particular building or as widely as the entire polling district. It is the responsibility of the Borough Council to designate the polling places, and for keeping the polling places under review.

A polling station is the actual area where the process of voting takes place, and must be located within the polling place designated for the particular polling district. The Returning Officer for the particular election must provide a sufficient number of polling stations, and allot the electors to those polling stations in such manner as he or she thinks the most convenient.