Redditch residents are set to take to the polls today for the borough council elections.

The polling stations open at 7am today (Thursday, May 2) with all 27 seats up for grabs. 

New wards have been created from the Electoral Review carried out by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England with residents able to vote until 10pm. 

The wards up for election include Astwood Bank and Feckenham, Batchley and Brockhill, Central, Greenlands and Lakeside, Headless Cross and Oakenshaw, Matchborough and Woodrow, North, Webheath and Callow Hill and Winyates. 

Residents will also be able to vote for the police and crime commissioner for West Mercia. 

Local elections are taking place in 107 authorities across England with more than 2,600 council seats up for grabs and 37 police and crime commissioners across England and Wales to be chosen. 

In order to vote, residents are being reminded to bring along an acceptable form of photo ID. 

There are 22 forms of ID voters can bring including a driving licence and passport.