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Voters’ chance to select councillors

Electors around Bognor Regis have been urged to use their vote in next week’s elections.


Thursday will see them given the chance to choose their Arun district councillors for the next four years.


Those who live in Bognor Regis and Middleton, and an area of Aldwick, will also be voting for their parish councillors.


Polling stations will be open from 7am-10pm on Thursday. Polling cards, with the polling station for each voter, have been distributed to all those who registered in time.


As well as those voting in person, postal votes cast must be received at the Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton or at a polling station in the voter’s area by 10pm next Thursday.


The count for all the elections will take place during next Friday. Results will be updated to the Arun District Council website – – and the council’s Twitter feed, @ArunDistrict.


Nigel Lynn, the returning officer for the Arun district, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing a good turnout at polling stations on May 2.


“We really encourage members of the public to get out there and vote for their local councillors.


“Having a say in the way their communities and localities are run is so important and we hope to see that reflected on Thursday.”


All 54 seats in the 23 wards of Arun District Council will be up for election.


Every seat on the parish councils in the Bognor Regis area were also advertised for election. But – with exception of Bognor Regis, Middleton and Aldwick – too few candidates came forward to mean the elections were uncontested.


Those candidates who did stand for election were returned unopposed.


Full coverage of the elections will be reported in the Bognor Regis Post on May 10.

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