Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Station review 2014

Why are we reviewing our Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations?

In accordance with the Polling Districts and Polling Places (Parliamentary Elections) Regulations 2006, as amended by the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013, local councils are required to review of their Polling Districts and Polling Places every four years. [word document] 

As the last review in Darlington was completed in 2011, a review is now due, and will take place in advance of the Local and Parliamentary Elections in May 2015.

The initial stages of the review will focus on the existing warding arrangements for Darlington, however will latterly consider the new electoral arrangements for Darlington, proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE), who have recommended a reduction in the number of wards within the Borough. The new electoral arrangements will come into force at the local elections in May 2015.  

What are Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations?

Polling Districts are the areas into which council wards are divided, and Polling Places are the locations of buildings in which Polling Stations are established. When deciding which buildings to use as Polling Places, the Council strives to ensure that they are located as conveniently as possible within the Polling District, and that they are accessible to everyone, particularly anyone who is disabled.

How long will the review take?

The review was scheduled to last eight weeks, and commenced on Monday 1 September 2014.

From Monday 1 September 2014 until Friday 19 September 2014, we consulted on our existing Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations. We invited views from community groups, organisations, head teachers, elected representatives, and from any person or body with expertise in access for people with any type of disability. We would also encouraged anyone entitled to vote in Darlington to make representations, let us know about any issues with current polling stations, and provide suggestions for alternative venues. 

We also inspected existing and proposed Polling Places to ensure that they fulfil the criteria for Polling Places and Polling Stations, as identified by the Electoral Commission.

Between Monday 22 September 2014, and Friday 27 September 2014, we reviewed our findings and formulated further draft proposals based on responses received from the initial consultation and inspection reports. At this stage we also considered the Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations for the new warding arrangements.

A further consultation exercise on these revised proposals took place from Monday 29 September 2014 until Friday 10 October 2014, with finalised proposals being drafted between Monday 13 October 2014 and Monday 27 October 2014, for submission to Council on Thursday 4 December 2014.

How can I get involved?

During our initial consultation exercise, we received 15 representations [word document] regarding our Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations. Taking these representations into consideration, we reviewed our findings and formulated draft proposals. We also gave consideration to the Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations for the electoral arrangements which are scheduled to come into being in May 2015.

Our proposals for our current Wards are:

Ward

Polling District

Electorate (2013/14)

Polling Place

Hummersknott [pdf document]

AA

1100

Carmel R.C. College (John Caden Hall), The Headlands, Darlington

AB

1826

Carmel R. C. College (John Caden Hall), The Headlands, Darlington

Mowden [pdf document]

 

BA

1241

Mowden Infant School, Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington

BB

1819

Mowden Infant School, Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington

College [pdf document]

 

CA

1391

Abbey Junior School, Abbey Road, Darlington

CB

1095

Vane House (front of the Arts Centre), Vane Terrace, Darlington

CC

889

Holy Trinity Youth and Community Centre, Pierremont Road, Darlington

Pierremont [pdf document]

 

 

 

DA

1370

Willow Road Community Centre, Willow Road, Darlington

DB

1375

Reid Street Primary School, Reid Street, Darlington

DC

1264

Willow Road Community Centre, Willow Road, Darlington

Cockerton West [pdf document]

 

EA

724

Mount Pleasant Sure Start Children's Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington

EB

1204

Branksome Community Centre, Eggleston View, Darlington

EC

278

Cockerton Library, Woodland Road, Darlington

ED

644

Mount Pleasant Sure Start Children's Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington

Cockerton East [pdf document]

 

FA

968

Mobile Polling Station, The Brinkburn Public House Car Park, Lady Kathryn Grove, Darlington

FB

1400

R. A. Social Club (Snooker Room), 168 Brinkburn Road, Darlington

FC

1794

Holy Family R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Prior Street, Darlington

Faverdale [pdf document]

 

GA

852

West Park Academy, Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington

GB

1352

West Park Academy, Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington

Harrowgate Hill [pdf document]

 

 

 

HA

948

Harrowgate CIU Ltd., Salters Lane North, Darlington

HB

1637

Harrowgate Hill Methodist Church Hall, Lowson Street, Darlington

HC

1253

D.S.R.M. Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington

HD

941

Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington

North Road [pdf document]

 

JA

874

St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, North Road, Darlington

JB

1311

Northwood Primary School, Pendleton Road South, Darlington

JC

837

Northwood Primary School, Pendleton Road South, Darlington

JD

1352

Rise Carr Academy, Eldon Street, Darlington

Haughton West [pdf document]

 

KA

2157

St. Bede's R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Kingsway, Darlington

KB

2013

Haughton Children's Centre, 92 Salters Lane South, Darlington

Haughton North [pdf document]

 

LA

1746

Whinfield Primary School, Augusta Close, Darlington

LB

971

Whinfield Primary School, Augusta Close, Darlington

Haughton East [pdf document]

 

MA

2057

St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington

MB

1005

Red Hall Community Association, Headingley Crescent, Darlington

Lingfield [pdf document]

NA

1151

Eastbourne Sports Complex, Bourne Avenue (off Hundens Lane), Darlington

NB

721

Heathfield Primary School, The Broadway, Darlington

NC

1017

St. Herbert's Church Hall, Yarm Road, Darlington

Central [pdf document]

 

OA

1091

Gurney Pease Academy (Community Room), Dodsworth Street, Darlington

OB

850

Borough Road Nursery School, Borough Road, Darlington

OC

776

St. Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington

Eastbourne [pdf document]

 

PA

922

St. Teresa's R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Harris Street, Darlington

PB

2100

Firthmoor and District Community Association, Burnside Road, Darlington

PC

1642

Pilmoor Green Community Centre, Pilmoor Green, Darlington

Lascelles [pdf document]

 

QA

980

St. John's Church of England Academy, Fenby Avenue, Darlington

QB

1981

Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road, Darlington

Bank Top [pdf document]

 

RA

796

Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road, Darlington

RB

1136

King William Street Community Centre, King William Street, Darlington

RC

600

St. Teresa's R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Harris Street, Darlington

RD

296

Wesley Street Community Centre, Yarm Road, Darlington

Park East [pdf document]

 

SA

1660

Skerne Park Children's Centre, Coleridge Gardens, Darlington

SB

722

St. Columba's Church and the Clifton Centre, Clifton Avenue, Darlington

SC

1248

St. Columba's Church and the Clifton Centre, Clifton Avenue, Darlington

SD

643

St. Augustine's R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Beechwood Avenue, Darlington

Park West [pdf document]

 

 

TA

811

Abbey Infant School, Cleveland Terrace, Darlington

TB

1463

All Saint's Millennium Centre, Ravensdale Road, Darlington

TC

678

Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Carmel Road South, Darlington

Northgate [pdf document]

 

 

 

UA

1216

Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington

UB

1221

Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington

UC

496

Reid Street Primary School, Reid Street, Darlington

Hurworth [pdf document]

 

 

 

VA

1641

Hurworth Primary School, Westfield Drive, Hurworth, Darlington

VB

830

Linden Court, Linden Drive, Hurworth Place

VC

273

Elm Ridge Methodist Church Hall, Carmel Road South, Darlington

VD/VE

286 / 10

The Reading Room, Neasham, Darlington

Middleton St. George [pdf document]

 

 

WA

629

Middleton St, George Community Centre, Middleton St. George

WB

 

2923

 

Middleton St, George Community Centre, Middleton St. George

WB

Middleton St. George Community Centre, Middleton St. George

Sadberge and Whessoe [pdf document]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XA

72

St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington

XB

82

St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington

XC

22

St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington

XD

126

Brafferton Village Hall, Brafferton

XE

584

Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge

XF

30

Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge

XG

55

Great Stainton Church Hall, Great Stainton

XH

80

Great Stainton Church Hall, Great Stainton

XJ

310

Bishopton Village Hall, Bishopton

XK

97

Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington

XL

200

Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington

Heighington and Coniscliffe [pdf document]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YA

1846

Heighington Village Hall, Heighington

YB

95

Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth

YC

19

Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth

YD

500

High Coniscliffe Church Hall, The Green, High Coniscliffe

YE

225

High Coniscliffe Church Hall, The Green, High Coniscliffe

YF

89

St. Mary's Church, Piercebridge

YG

29

Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth

YH

62

Summerhouse Village Hall, Summerhouse

YJ

45

Summerhouse Village Hall, Summerhouse

YK

60

Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth

Our proposals for the new warding arrangements scheduled to come into being in May 2015 are:

Ward

Polling District

Projected

Electorate

2015

Polling Place

Bank Top and Lascelles - 2015

BLA

1183 King William Street Community Centre, King William Street, Darlington
BLB 1226 Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road, Darlington
BLC 1527 Dodmire Children's Centre, Rydal Road, Darlington
BLD 1329 St. John's Church of England Academy, Fenby Avenue, Darlington
Brinkburn and Faverdale - 2015 BFA 933 West Park Academy, Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington
BFB 1300 West Park Academy, Alderman Leach Drive, Darlington
BFC 2402 R. A. Social Club (Snooker Room), 168 Brinkburn Road, Darlington
Cockerton - 2015 CKA 2026 Holy Family R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Prior Street, Darlington
CKB 1451 Mount Pleasant SureStart Children's Centre, Newton Lane, Darlington
CKC 1213 Branksome Community Centre, Eggleston View, Darlington
College - 2015 COA 1374 Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington
COB 1165 Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington
COC 884 Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Vane Terrace, Darlington
Eastbourne -2015 EAA 1081 St. Teresa's R.C. (Aided) Primary School, Harris Street, Darlington
EAB 2277 Firth Moor and District Community Association, Burnside Road, Darlington
EAC 1744 Pilmoor Green Community Centre, Pilmoor Green, Darlington
Harrowgate Hill - 2015 HHA 942 Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington
HHB 2599 Harrowgate C.I.U. Ltd., Salters Lane North, Darlington
HHC 1502 D.S.R.M. Social Club, Longfield Road, Darlington
Haughton and Springfield - 2015 HSA 1905 Haughton Children's Centre, 92 Salters Lane South, Darlington

 

HSB 1367 Haughton Children's Centre, 92 Salters Lane South, Darlington
HSC 1807 St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington
Heighington and Coniscliffe - 2015 HCA 1857 Heighington Village Hall, Heighington
HCB 57 Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth
HCC 49 Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth
HCD 58 Summerhouse Village Hall, Summerhouse
HCE 30 Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth
HCF 95 Walworth Castle Hotel, Walworth
HCG 98 St. Mary's Church, The Green, Piercebridge
HCH 225 High Coniscliffe Church Hall, The Green, High Coniscliffe
HCI 510 High Coniscliffe Church Hall, The Green, High Coniscliffe
HCJ 100 Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington
HCK 199 Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington
HCL 131 Brafferton Village Hall, Brafferton
Hummersknott - 2015 HKA 1252 Carmel R.C. College (John Caden Hall), The Headlands, Darlington
HKB 2010 Carmel R. C. College (John Caden Hall), The Headlands, Darlington
Hurworth - 2015 HUA 830 Linden Court, Linden Drive, Hurworth Place
HUB 1641 Hurworth Primary School, Westfield Drive, Hurworth
HUC 288 The Reading Room, Neasham, Darlington
HUD 98 The Reading Room, Neasham, Darlington
HUE 14 The Reading Room, Neasham, Darlington
Mowden - 2015 MOA 1235 Mowden Infant School, Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington
MOB 1861 Mowden Infant School, Bushel Hill Drive, Darlington
Northgate - 2015 NGA 1245 Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington
NGB 1201 Corporation Road Community Primary School, Corporation Road, Darlington
NGC 365 Borough Road Nursery School, Borough Road, Darlington
North Road - 2015 NRA 1259 St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, North Road, Darlington
NRB 1419 Rise Carr Academy, Eldon Street, Darlington
NRC 1331 Northwood Primary School, Pendleton Road South, Darlington
NRD 862 Northwood Primary School, Pendleton Road South, Darlington
Park East - 2015 PEA 635 St. Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington
PEB 551 Borough Road Nursery School, Borough Road, Darlington
PEC 2014 St. Columba's Church and The Clifton Centre, Clifton Avenue, Darlington
PED 1672 Skerne Park Children's Centre, Coleridge Centre, Darlington
PEE 177 Skerne Park Youth and Community Centre, Coleridge Gardens, Darlington
Park West - 2015 PWA 1423 All Saint's Millennium Centre, Ravensdale Road, Darlington
PWB 721 All Saint's Millennium Centre, Ravensdale Road, Darlington
PWC 1324 St. Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington
Pierremont - 2015 PIA 1462 Willow Road Community Centre, Willow Road, Darlington
PIB 1244 Willow Road Community Centre, Willow Road, Darlington
PIC 1088 Reid Street Primary School, Reid Street, Darlington
PID 830 Reid Street Primary School, Reid Street, Darlington
Red Hall and Lingfield - 2015 RLA 1014 Red Hall Community Association, Headingley Crescent, Darlington
RLB 1747 St. Herbert's Church Hall, Yarm Road, Darlington
Sadberge and Middleton St. George - 2015 SMA 56

Great Stainton Church Hall, Great Stainton

SMB 311 Bishopton Village Hall, Bishopton
SMC 76 Great Stainton Church Hall, Great Stainton
SMD 31 Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge
SME 71 St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington
SMF 591 Sadberge Village Hall, Sadberge
SMG 84 St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington
SMH 23 St. Anne's Church Hall, Welbeck Avenue, Darlington
SMI 530 Middleton St. George Community Centre, Middleton St. George
SMJ 2944 Middleton St. George Community Centre, Middleton St. George
Stephenson - 2015 STA 1135 Gurney Pease Academy (Community Room), Dodsworth Street, Darlington
STB 1497 Eastbourne Sports Complex, Bourne Avenue, Darlington
Whinfield - 2015 WHA 2246 Whinfield Primary School, Augusta Close, Darlington
WHB 1157 Whinfield Primary School, Augusta Close, Darlington