Council will install temporary polling stations in Lechlade

Release date: 15 June 2016

Recent arson attacks in Lechlade, including an attempt to burn down the Pavilion next to the remains of the Memorial Hall, has prompted Cotswold District Council to change its polling station arrangements in the town for the upcoming EU Referendum vote on Thursday 23 June.

The Pavilion usually serves as a local polling station.  Instead, the Council will site two portacabins alongside the building and will also put in place security measures to protect them. 

Nigel Adams, Head of Democratic Services at CDC, comments:

“We were extremely sorry to hear about the recent arson attacks in the town, and we support the efforts of the police, town council and local residents who are trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we have changed our arrangements to ensure residents can vote at their usual location on 23 June.  I have sent a letter to all households in the Lechlade area informing them about this change.  If anyone has any questions our Elections Team will be glad to help – they can be contacted by phone on 01285 623002, or by e-mail at  elections@cotswold.gov.uk."

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