Statement from Cllr Peter McDonald:

“Good news. Holywell School, Rubery, will no longer be a Polling Station. This came after an outcry by parents who were concerned at the children losing any more time from school and the disruption in general it would cause.

Therefore, various locations were explored as an alternative, but the only that was acceptable was St Chads Church, as it could be made Covid secure. The Church was more than agreeable and it will now become the polling station for May 6th. This will come as a welcome relief to parents who were becoming distressed at the thought of their children losing any more time off from school.”