Sutton residents are reminded that they’ll receive ballot papers and background information through the post next week concerning the proposal for a Town Council. The consultative postal ballot takes place from 25 June to 16 July 2015 and is part of a wider consultation which has included conferences, round table discussions, feedback from residents, an online questionnaire and area briefings.

The question on the paper will be “Should a Town Council be established for the parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield, within the city of Birmingham?”

All residents eligible to vote will get a ballot paper and information booklet in the post. If these don’t arrive, they should contact the Elections Office on 0121 303 2731.

In deciding how to vote, the Sutton Coldfield electorate – around 76,000 people – will need to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of a Town Council for Sutton Coldfield.  

The results of the ballot will be announced during the week beginning 20 July and will feed into the consultation which will be discussed at Full Council in September.

Further information is available at the Sutton Coldfield community libraries and from