Polling Arrangements Review 2023

Notice of review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations

New Ward Maps

Appleton Ward.pdf

Hadleigh St James Ward.pdf

St George's Ward.pdf

St Mary's Ward.pdf

St Michael's Ward.pdf

Tarpots Ward.pdf

Thundersley North Ward.pdf

Thundersley South Ward.pdf

Canvey Island Central Ward.pdf

Canvey Island East Ward.pdf

Canvey Island North Ward.pdf

Canvey Island South Ward.pdf 

Canvey Island Winter Gardens Ward.pdf


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 18C of the Representation of the People Act 1983 Castle Point Borough Council is to carry out a statutory review of its polling districts, polling places and polling stations for those that fall within the boundaries of the Castle Point UK Parliamentary Constituency.

The Castle Point (Electoral Changes) Order 2023 makes changes to the electoral arrangements for Castle Point Borough Council from May 2024.  The Council is also reviewing its polling districts, polling places and polling stations to reflect the new ward structure.

Relevant information regarding the current arrangements and mapping of proposals for changes can be found below or can be inspected at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1TF.

The (Acting) Returning Officer (ARO) for the Parliamentary constituency of Castle Point Borough Constituency and for the Borough Council will comment on the proposals.  Those representations will be published on the Council’s website and will be available for inspection at Castle Point Borough Council Offices, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TF in accordance with the timetable set out below.

Electors within the Council area or within a UK Parliamentary constituency which has any part in the authority may make a representation.  We invite comments from all electors regarding the convenience of voting at polling stations currently used for elections and would welcome suggestions for alternative sites. 

The Council would also welcome the views of all residents, particularly disabled residents, or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability, on the proposals, ARO’s representations or any other related matters.

Anybody making representations should, if possible, give alternative places that may be used as polling places.

Comments and representations should be submitted in writing either by post to Electoral Services, Castle Point Borough Council, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TF or by email to elections@castlepoint.gov.uk

The deadline for representations to be made has closed.


Timetable for the Review and Consultation on Polling Places



19th December 2023

Formal notice of review and commencement of public consultation period

5th January 2024

Publication of (Acting) Returning Officer’s comments

19th January 2024

End of public consultation period

31st January 2024

Final proposals considered by Council

1st February 2024

Publish revised register of electors

The outcome of the review will be published by the Council in February and will be available for inspection on the Council's website and at Castle Point Borough Council offices, Kiln Road, Thundersley, Benfleet, SS7 1TF. 

Anybody making representations should be aware that, upon completion of the review, all correspondence and representations received must, by law, also be published.


Further Information 

Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places -Dec 2023.pdf [pdf] 76KB

Schedule of Polling Districts Polling Places and Polling Stations [pdf] 103KB

Acting Returning Officer Comments - 5th January 2024 [pdf] 81KB

District Maps - Ward Order.pdf [pdf] 36MB

List of Current Polling Stations.pdf [pdf] 55KB

Detailed map with Polling Stations.pdf [pdf] 2MB

Final Districts PDF.pdf [pdf] 6MB

Public notice of publication of register on 1st Feb 2024.pdf [pdf] 104KB


Polling Descriptions

A polling district is a geographical sub-division or an electoral area, i.e. a UK Parliamentary Constituency, a borough ward or an electoral division.

A polling place is the geographical area in which the polling station will be situated.  There is no legal definition of what a polling places is, the geographical area could be defined as a particular building or an area, such as the village green.

A polling station is the room/area where the process of voting takes place.