Are you ready to vote on Thursday 4th May?
Voting in elections is one of the most effective ways of making sure your voice is heard by decision-makers within your community. On Thursday 4 May, a local election will be held to elect councillors to Woking Borough Council.
If you are registered to vote and choose to vote in person at your allocated polling station, you’ll now be required to show photo ID. This is a new requirement introduced by the government and applies across the country for May election and future elections.
A wide range of photo ID will be accepted, including a passport, driver’s licence, identity card, blue badge, bus pass and many more. Expired photo ID will also be accepted if the photo still looks like you. Check which types of photo ID will be accepted here.
No ID? If you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID certificate, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.
You can apply for free voter ID online here. Alternatively, you can apply in person at Woking Borough Council’s Civic Offices until 25 April 2023.
Photo ID is not required if you have chosen to vote via a postal or proxy vote – you have chosen someone to vote on your behalf.
To be eligible to vote, you must be registered to vote. Register online before 17 April here.
Find out more about the local election and voter ID requirements here, or call Woking Borough Council’s Election Team on 01483 755 855.
Date – Saturday 5th November
Location – Woking Park
Woking’s biggest and best fireworks display is back with a huge bang. This year’s theme is “A Night at the Movies”, and the whole display will be set to a soundtrack made up of the most memorable theme tunes from the biggest movies of our time. This is one display no one will want to miss!
The park gates will open at 5:30pm and the display itself will start at 7:30pm. There will also be lots of fun to be had at the funfair 5.30pm-9.30pm. Plus, food and drink stalls will be available for all, and entertainment during the evening will be provided by Radio Woking’s very own Justin Coll.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance at discounted prices, and will also be available on the night when contactless payment will be the preferred method of payment. Further information and tickets are available at www.wokingfireworks.org
The event is arranged by Woking District Rotary for the entire community in Woking to enjoy, and all proceeds from the event will go to carefully selected causes and charities.
In the interests of everyone’s safety
Alcohol, Chinese lanterns and personal fireworks, INCLUDING SPARKLERS, are not permitted at this event.
Bag checks will be carried out at all entrance gates; entrance will be refused to anyone declining to have their bags searched.
Viewers with mobility limitations
Entrance is available at all three gates (but please note Constitution Hill does have an incline). Disabled parking spaces are available in Woking Park car park.
A viewing area with hard standing suitable for wheelchairs is provided right by the White Rose Lane entrance. A disabled toilet facility will also be provided here.
Hot and cold food and non-alcoholic refreshments will be on sale throughout the event.
Please do not bring your bicycles or dogs (except guide dogs). Neither will be admitted into the event.
Toilets (both permanent and temporary) will be available located between the funfair area and the main display area.
Fireworks display location
The viewing area for the Woking Fireworks Extravaganza will be on and around the cricket pitch in Woking Park. The funfair will be situated behind the Pool In The Park. Refreshment stalls will be located at various points.
There will be three entrance gates available: the main gate, alongside the Pool In The Park, at Constitution Hill and at White Rose Lane.
All gates will open at 5.30pm. The park will close at 10pm.
For safety reasons there will be no access at the Skateboard Park entrance/exit throughout the event.
Free car parking will be available on the night at Quadrant Court (less than five minutes’ walk from the Constitution Hill gate). Access is on Montgomery Road (off York Road). Postcode for SatNav GU22 7QQ. It will also be easy to leave this car park after the event.
Car parking is also available in Woking Park’s own car park (access via Kingfield Road), although this car park is expected to fill up fast, and in the multi-storey car park on Heathside Crescent (two minutes’ walk from the White Rose Lane gate).
Ample additional parking is available at Woking station car park (access off main forecourt) and in other town centre multi-storey car parks.
Please don’t park in nearby streets: it’s annoying for local residents.
Travel by train
It takes less than ten minutes to walk to Woking Park from Woking station. So if you are coming from Brookwood, Byfleet or Worplesdon, please consider using the train to get here.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance at discounted prices or on the night.
Tickets IN ADVANCE ON THE NIGHT
Adult (16+) £9 £10
Child (5-15) £4.50 £5
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £22.50 £25
Children under 5 years admitted free with responsible adult
IN ADVANCE Online tickets can be stored to a mobile device or printed at home.
ON THE NIGHT admission will be available at all entrance gates. Contactless payment is preferred.