AHEAD OF REFERENDUM DAY, OUR OBJECTIVES ARE:
to ensure that all the residents of the Parish are aware of the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan (WNDP) - click here for a link to the WNDP web site
to make residents aware of the importance of the forthcoming Referendum and ways they can cast their vote - click here for more from SODC
to explain why Neighbourhood plans are so important - click here for more
Say 'yes' to what? Say 'yes' to the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan.
Say 'yes' when the ballot paper asks:
"Do you want South Oxfordshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Watlington to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
Say 'yes' how? By putting a cross (X) in the ‘Yes’ box
Say 'yes' why? Because it is important for Watlington that the Neighbourhood Plan passes the referendum and is ‘made’ so that it becomes part of planning law in the area along with the Local Plan (yet to be made) and national planning policy.
Why is it important to vote? Local residents have already responded to several questionnaires about the Neighbourhood Plan. This is the last, and most important, time to vote. It is a formal Referendum and every vote will count.
How do I vote? Make sure you are registered to vote. It is the same process for local and general elections. Your polling card should have arrived in the post. The polling station in Watlington will be in the Parish Office open from 7am to 10pm . The usual arrangements at Fox and Hounds at Christmas Common will also be in place. If you are going to be away on 28th June, or if it is easier for you, you can vote by post. You can fill in an application form and send it to the SODC Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 13th June.
If you need help with transport to vote in person, please phone Gill Bindoff on 01491 612663