People in Lewisham are being asked their views on proposed changes to where they vote.

A public consultation is under way on the city council website after the authority reviewed the polling districts and stations to be used in elections.

Changes have been floated for Lewisham Central, Blackheath, Lee Green and Rushey Green.

The council is calling for anyone with expertise in access for disabled people to respond to the consultation.

Growth in population has also played a role in the review.

The proposals would see a seventh district added to the Lewisham Central ward, with its polling station at Orchard Community Centre.

This would offer more accessibility and convenience for voters in the district, the proposals outline.

“Orchard Estate has a community centre that has been refurbished and would offer an excellent polling place for electors on the estate and surrounding streets,” a report said.

Proposals for Blackheath would see the polling station moved from Heath House Prep School, saving the council £3,500 in a hire charge.

The district would be split in half along the Montpellier Vale and Lee Road junction.

“This change would save considerable money for the Council and would offer electors both cheaper and improved polling places. The names of the polling districts would change accordingly,” the report outlines.

The council is looking to change the venue from  St Winifred’s Catholic Primary school in Lee Green ward near Lee, where there is an unreliable lift.

“We have not found an alternative venue in this polling district and seek representations from residents and disabled groups on alternative venues or possible improvements to the existing venue."

Proposals for Rushey Green Ward would see voters from Redfern Road going to the Holy Cross RC School as their polling station, instead of the Calabash Centre.

The consultation period has started and will end on October 11.

Any changes will have to be approved by the full council on November 27 where they will come into effect at the next local elections in 2022.