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Referendum Announcement

At long last we have been given a date for the Referendum on the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan. It is to be Thursday 10th September. See the official Information Statement below.

Getting this far has involved many people throughout our community. To do justice to all that work and commitment, what is important now is that all eligible residents cast their vote on 10th September. It will be a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote on whether you wish to support the Neighbourhood Plan. If more than 50% of votes are in favour, it will be adopted by Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire Councils and we will have the first cross-border Neighbourhood Plan in the UK. Now it’s for you to decide whether you want the wishes of the community, as expressed in our Neighbourhood Plan, to influence planning decisions about our villages.

Your vote matters

Whether you can be there on 10th September or not, please make sure you vote one way or the other. A high turnout would be a wonderful demonstration of the care we have for our villages and our community. This is an unmissable opportunity to ensure that our local wishes are reflected in planning decisions made on our behalf.

Who can vote?

To vote in the Referendum you must be registered to vote and also be one of the following:

  • a British citizen living in the UK
  • a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in the UK
  • a citizen of the Republic of Ireland living in the UK
  • a European Union citizen living in the UK
  • someone registered to vote as a Crown Servant
  • someone registered to vote as a service voter

If you are not registered to vote, please visit either B&NES or Wiltshire Council.

Where do I vote?

You vote as usual for local elections, Freshford residents in Freshford Village Memorial Hall and Limpley Stoke residents in Limpley Stoke Village Hall.

What if I’m unable to vote on 10th September?

You can arrange for either a Proxy Vote or for a Postal Vote. The forms you need can be downloaded from the box to the right. The forms must be printed out, completed and then returned by post. Please note that an application for a Postal Vote must be received by 25th August.  Please also note that, whenever you send in for a postal vote, they will all be sent out on 1st September to arrive on 2nd September. If you will be away from home by then you should use a Proxy Vote instead. Applications for Proxy Votes must be received by 2nd September.

Forms for Postal and Proxy Voting

Click below for the form you need:Registered electors in Freshford, select a B&NES formRegistered electors in Limpley Stoke, select a Wiltshire Council form.

1 March 2015
Last Updated
28 September 2020
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