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The Prime Minister has today set out the next steps in the easing of lockdown. See the press conference at Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (10 May 2021) for details.

Between 4.00pm on Wednesday 12 May and 7.30am on Thursday 13 May, the following systems will be unavailable due to essential maintenance: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service, our welfare assistance form and our test and trace payments form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Vacancy, Election and Referendum Notices


If a councillor vacancy becomes available in between County Council and parish elections, we hold a by-election to fill that vacancy. We also hold referendums for parish councils, for example on their neighbourhood plan.

2021 County, Parish and Police and Crime Commissioner election notices

Notice of poll and situation of polling stations

Statement of persons nominated and Notices of Poll

Notice of Election Agents

Notice of Cancelled Election

Notice of Uncontested Elections

Neighbourhood plan referendums

See our Neighbourhood planning - what's happening? page.

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Electoral Services
03000 261 212
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