£4,500 bill for Uckfield Parish Poll

The Parish Poll on parking in Uckfield High Street cost the town council nearly £4,500.

Townspeople went to the Civic Centre to vote on March 12 when they were asked: Do you support the removal of current on-street parking provision in Uckfield High Street.

The poll, known locally as a referendum, saw an overwelming “no” vote. See the report here.

FLASHBACK: ‘No’ vote campaigners James Anderson, left, and Josh Gibbens are pleased with the result of the Uckfield Parish Poll.

FLASHBACK: ‘No’ vote campaigners James Anderson, left, and Josh Gibbens are pleased with the result of the Uckfield Parish Poll.

Last night (August 24) members of the town council’s general purposes committee agreed to take the cost of the poll – £4,476.83 – from council reserves.

The “bill” for the poll came from Wealden District Council, which is the electoral authority for the district.

Costs were apportioned under the following headings:
Ballot paper printing £625.50
Other printing – notices etc £80.00
Other postage £40.00
Stationery £40.00
Equipment £150.00
Polling station hire £258.30
Counting station hire £0.00
Presiding officer (PO) fees £332.50
Poll clerk (PC) fees £399.00
PO and PC travel £148.55
Mobile phone £20.00
Count supervisor (CS) fees £100.00
Count assistant (CA) fees £300.00
CS and CA travel £45.90
Clerical fee £716.04
Returning officer (RO) fee £448.35
RO superannuation £85.19
Payment to district council – support cost £687.50.

There were 11,669 people entitled to vote and the cost of the poll was 38p per elector.

See also:

Bus service changes from September

Station car park work grinds to a halt

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