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					                                                                                                                                                      APPENDIX 4
                                                                   COUNCIL FINAL PROPOSALS

                                      REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS, POLLING PLACES AND POLLING STATIONS 2007

Billingham Central
District/    Changes Proposed          Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                      Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details            2007                                                                                                  Recommendation
BC1          No                        Pentland Primary School, Satisfactory                                                                 No change
1625                                   Pentland Avenue,
                                       Billingham               All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
BC2          No                        Holy Rosary Annexe,      Satisfactory                                                                 No change
1247                                   Medway Centre, Sidlaw
                                       Road, Billingham
BC3          Yes                       St Aidan’s Church Hall,  Satisfactory                                                                 Satisfactory.
1269                                   Tintern Avenue,
             Satisfactory.             Billingham                                                                                            However, the use of
             However, the use                                                                                                                Council owned
             of Council owned                                                                                                                premises within the
             premises within the                                                                                                             polling district should
             polling district to be                                                                                                          be revisited.
             revisited.
BC4          No                        Billingham Council         Satisfactory                        Presiding Officer checklist from May   No change
1149                                   Chamber, Council                                               2007 elections states there are no
                                       Offices, Town Square,      All public buildings comply with    parking spaces reserved for
                                       Billingham                 1991 DDA requirements and           disabled people close to polling
                                                                  plans are in place to bring up to   station entrance. No complaints
                                                                  present day standards               were received.

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BILLINGHAM CENTRAL WARD

    The use of Council owned premises within Polling District BC3 is revisited.

    No other changes.


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Billingham East
District/     Changes Proposed         Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details           2007                                                                               Recommendation
BE1           Yes                      New Life Pentecostal       Satisfactory                                            Satisfactory
2442                                   Church, Low Grange
              Satisfactory             Avenue, Billingham                                                                 However, the use of
                                                                                                                          Council owned
              However, the use                                                                                            premises within the
              of Council owned                                                                                            polling district should
              premises within the                                                                                         be revisited.
              polling district to be
              revisited
BE2           No                       Synthonia Scout Hut,       Satisfactory                                            No change
1059                                   Greenwood Road,
                                       Billingham
BE3           No                       Low Grange Community       Satisfactory                                            No change
1731                                   Hall, Low Grange
                                       Avenue, Billingham         All public buildings comply with
                                                                  1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                  plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                  present day standards
BE4           No                       Orchard House, Cowpen      Satisfactory                                            No change
72                                     Bewley, Billingham


      RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BILLINGHAM EAST WARD

      The use of Council owned premises within Polling District BE1 is revisited.

      No other changes.




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Billingham North
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                    Recommendation
BN1          No                      High Grange Community      Satisfactory                        Although I exercise a postal vote, I     No change
2444                                 Centre, Casson Way,                                            think the 4 current polling stations
                                     Billingham                 All public buildings comply with    could be distributed more evenly
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and           through the ward. The Tunstall
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to   Ave/Barmpton Close mobile is only
                                                                present day standards               a few hundred yards away from the
                                                                                                    Marsh House Avenue station. The
                                                                                                    most Northerly polling station is also
                                                                                                    quite close to the 2 mentioned
                                                                                                    above, leaving those in the North
                                                                                                    West of the Ward quite a distance to
                                                                                                    travel to a polling station compared
                                                                                                    to those living in the South and East
                                                                                                    parts.

                                                                                                    Polling Stations were in good
                                                                                                    positions to cover the Ward.
BN2          Yes                     MOBILE – Low Grange        Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered      Whilst every effort is
1708                                 Ave between Springwell                                                                                  made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     and Elvington Close                                                                                     stations are accessible
             is made to ensure                                                                                                               they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                             do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                             facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                            electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                                  Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                           should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                        considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                     are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                               current location for a
             available current                                                                                                               mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable
BN3          Yes                     MOBILE – Tunstall          Not satisfactory                    Other candidates in Billingham           Alternative premises
1441                                 Ave                                                            North complained that mobile             should be considered.
             Consider                                                                               shouldn’t have been outside a            If none are available,
             alternative                                                                            candidate’s house.                       the current location for
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           premises.                                                                                                                          a mobile is not
           If none available                                                                         Any polling station shouldn’t be         acceptable and another
           current location is                                                                       placed outside a candidate’s house.      location is should
           not acceptable and                                                                        House had posters urging voters to       identified further along
           another location is                                                                       make a particular choice.                Tunstall Avenue.
           to be identified
           further along                                                                             Mobile could have been placed with
           Tunstall Avenue.                                                                          door facing west as staff suffered an
                                                                                                     exceedingly cold wind with the door
                                                                                                     open
                                                                                                     Alternative venues to be considered
BN4        No                      North Billingham             Satisfactory                                                                  No change
1732                               Methodist Church, Marsh
                                   House Avenue,
                                   Billingham


   RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BILLINGHAM NORTH WARD

   Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
   Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District BN2. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

   The current location for a mobile in Polling District BN3 is not acceptable and an alternative location should be found.

   No other changes are recommended




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Billingham South
District/     Changes Proposed         Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details           2007                                                                                Recommendation
BS1           No                       St John’s RC Church,        Satisfactory                                            No change
1395                                   Parish Meeting Room,
                                       Cowpen Lane,
                                       Billingham
BS2           No                       Sure Start Building, High   Satisfactory                                            No change
487                                    Clarence, Middlesbrough
                                                                   All public buildings comply with
                                                                   1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards
BS3           Yes                      St Cuthbert’s Church        Satisfactory                                            Satisfactory
1481                                   Hall, Church Road,
              Satisfactory             Billingham                                                                          However, the potential
                                                                                                                           to use Council owned
              However, the use                                                                                             premises within the
              of Council owned                                                                                             polling district should
              premises within the                                                                                          be explored further.
              polling district to be
              revisited.

BS4           No                       Old Billingham              Satisfactory                                            No change.
1489                                   Community Centre, East
                                       Avenue, Billingham          All public buildings comply with
                                                                   1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards

      RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BILLINGHAM SOUTH WARD

      The use of Council owned premises within Polling District BS3 is revisited.

      No other changes are recommended.



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Billingham West
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                        Comments Received                         Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                       Recommendation
BW1          No                      Monkseaton Community        Satisfactory                         The distance residents of roads           No change
2258                                 Centre, Matlock                                                  such as Cambrian & Roseberry
                                     Gardens, Billingham         All public buildings comply with     Road required to walk – no
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and            alternatives suggested
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
BW2          No                      Wolviston Court             Satisfactory                                                                   No change
1762                                 Community Centre,
                                     Clifton Avenue              All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
BW3          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,     Not satisfactory                     Concerns about disabled access            Whilst every effort is
9216                                 Junction of Skripka Drive                                        and conditions for station staff – lack   made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     & Knapton Avenue,                                                of heating                                stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Billingham                                                                                                 they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                      Alternative venues to be considered       do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                                facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                               electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                                     Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                              should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                           considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                        are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                                  current location for a
             available current                                                                                                                  mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BILLINGHAM WEST WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District BW3. If none are available, the current location for a mobile is acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended.

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Bishopsgarth & Elm Tree
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
BET1         Yes                     Mobile – Bothal Drive,     Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1636                                 Grassed Area to the                                                                                  made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     Rear of Marske Parade                                                                                stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Shops                                                                                                they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                          do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                          facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                         electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                               Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                        should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                     considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                  are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                            current location for a
             available current                                                                                                            mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.
BET2         No                      Medina House, Medina       Satisfactory                                                              No change
865                                  Close, Stockton on Tees
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
BET3         No                      Salters Lane Community     Satisfactory                                                              No change
25                                   Centre, Hunwick Walk
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
BET4         No                      Salters Lane Community     Satisfactory                                                              No change
557                                  Centre, Hunwick Walk
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
BET5         No                      Elm Tree Community         Satisfactory                                                              No change
2133                                 Centre, Elm Tree
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Bishopsgarth & Elm Tree
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                       Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                      Recommendation
                                    Avenue, Elm Tree,            All public buildings comply with
                                    Stockton on Tees             1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR BISHOPSGARTH & ELMTREE WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District BET1. If none are available, the current location for a mobile is acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended.




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Eaglescliffe
District/      Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate     Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                  Recommendation
EG1            No                      The Links Primary           Satisfactory                                                              No change
2212                                   School, Carnoustie
                                       Drive, Eaglescliffe,        All public buildings comply with
                                       Stockton-on-Tees, TS16      1991 DDA requirements and
                                       9ES                         plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards
EG2            No                      Egglescliffe Library        Satisfactory                                                              No change
1798
                                                                   All public buildings comply with
                                                                   1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards
EG3 -          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,     Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1653                                   Lingfield Drive                                                                                       made to ensure mobile
EG5 - 109      Whilst every effort                                                                                                           stations are accessible
EG6 - 57       is made to ensure                                                                                                             they are not ideal and
               mobile stations are                                                                                                           do not offer suitable
               accessible they are                                                                                                           facilities for the
               not ideal and do not                                                                                                          electorate or staff.
               offer suitable                                                                                                                Alternative premises
               facilities for staff.                                                                                                         should therefore be
               Consider                                                                                                                      considered. If none
               alternative                                                                                                                   are available, the
               premises. If none                                                                                                             current location for a
               available current                                                                                                             mobile is acceptable.
               location is
               acceptable.
EG4 -          No                      Preston Primary School,     Satisfactory                                                              No change
1329                                   Laurel Road,
EG8 - 7                                Eaglescliffe, Stockton-     All public buildings comply with
EG9 – 48                               on-Tees, TS16 0BE           1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards
EG7            Yes                     Egglescliffe Parish Hall,   Satisfactory                                                              Satisfactory
996                                    Butts Lane, Egglescliffe
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Eaglescliffe
District/      Changes Proposed         Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                 Comments Received                      Returning Officers
Electorate     Yes/No Details           2007                                                                                            Recommendation
               Satisfactory                                                                                                             However, the potential
                                                                                                                                        to use Council owned
               However, the use                                                                                                         premises within the
               of Council owned                                                                                                         polling district should
               premises within the                                                                                                      be explored further.
               polling district to be
               revisited.



    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR EAGLESCLIFFE WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District EG3 1653/EG5 109/EG6 57. If none are available, the current location for a mobile
    in this Polling District is acceptable.

    The use of Council owned premises within Polling District EG7 is revisited.

    No other changes are recommended




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Fairfield
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                  Recommendation
FF1          No                      Fairfield Primary School,   Satisfactory                                                              No change
1410                                 Hawnby Close Entrance,
                                     Stockton on Tees            All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
FF2          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,     Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1402                                 Junction Surbiton Road                                                                                made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     & Barrhead Close,                                                                                     stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Stockton on Tees                                                                                      they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                           do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                           facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                          electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                                Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                         should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                      considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                   are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                             current location for a
             available current                                                                                                             mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.



FF3          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,     Not Satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
2043                                 Tyrone Road, Nr Jct                                                                                   made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     Maria Drive, Stockton on                                                                              stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Tees                                                                                                  they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                           do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                           facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                          electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                                Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                         should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                      considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                   are available, the
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Fairfield
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                       Recommendation
             premises. If none                                                                                                                 current location for a
             available current                                                                                                                 mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR FAIRFIELD WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling Districts FF2 and FF3. If none are available, the current locations for mobiles are
    acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended




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Grangefield
District/   Changes Proposed           Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received                      Returning Officers
Electorate Yes/No Details              2007                                                                                                   Recommendation
GF1           No                       St Patrick’s Primary        Satisfactory                        Why wasn’t Hartburn school used        No change
1229                                   School, Nursery Unit,                                           as in previous years?
                                       Lingfield Road, Stockton    All public buildings comply with
                                       on Tees                     1991 DDA requirements and           (Hartburn school could not
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to   accommodate us)
                                                                   present day standards
GF2           No                       Grange Estate Institute,    Satisfactory                                                               No change
1089                                   Grays Road, Stockton on
                                       Tees
GF3           No                       Fairfield Branch Library,   Satisfactory                                                               No change
1942                                   Fairfield Road, Stockton
                                       on Tees                     All public buildings comply with
                                                                   1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                   plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                   present day standards
GF4           Yes                      Hartburn Sea Scout Hut,     Satisfactory                        Lack of signage at road ends, Scout    Satisfactory
930                                    Greens Grove                                                    Hut good choice but few people
              Satisfactory                                                                             knew it existed.                       However, the potential
                                                                                                                                              to use Council owned
              However, the use                                                                         Presiding Officer checklist from May   premises within the
              of Council owned                                                                         2007 elections states there are no     polling district should
              premises within the                                                                      parking spaces reserved for            be explored further.
              polling district to be                                                                   disabled people close to polling
              revisited.                                                                               station entrance. No complaints
                                                                                                       were received.

      RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR GRANGEFIELD WARD

      The use of Council owned premises within Polling District GF4 is revisited.

      No other changes are recommended.




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Hardwick
District/    Changes Proposed         Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details           2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
HD1          No                       Hardwick Community         Satisfactory                                                              No change
727                                   Centre, Whessoe Road,
                                      Stockton on Tees           All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
HD2          Yes - Whilst every       Mobile Polling Station,    Not Satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1387         effort is made to        Grassed Area opposite                                                                                made to ensure mobile
             ensure mobile            school site                                                                                          stations are accessible
             stations are                                                                                                                  they are not ideal and
             accessible they are                                                                                                           do not offer suitable
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                          facilities for the
             offer suitable                                                                                                                electorate or staff.
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                         Alternative premises
             Consider                                                                                                                      should therefore be
             alternative                                                                                                                   considered. If none
             premises. If none                                                                                                             are available, the
             available current                                                                                                             current location for a
             location is                                                                                                                   mobile is acceptable.
             acceptable.
HD3          Yes                      Abbey Hill Community       Satisfactory                        Information from Caretaker prior to   An alternative polling
959                                   Centre, Ketton Road,                                           the election - Community Centre is    station will be required.
             Alternative polling      Hardwick                   All public buildings comply with    due for demolition                    Harrowgate Primary
             station will be                                     1991 DDA requirements and                                                 School is within the
             required                                            plans are in place to bring up to                                         Polling District and is a
             Harrowgate                                          present day standards                                                     suitable venue to use
             Primary School is                                                                                                             as a polling station.
             within the Polling                                                                                                            Availability to be
             District. Availability                                                                                                        investigated when an
             to be investigated                                                                                                            election is to be held.
             when an election is                                                                                                           Salters Lane
             to be held.                                                                                                                   Community Centre
                                                                                                                                           would also be a
             Salters Lane                                                                                                                  suitable replacement.
             Community Centre
             would also be a
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Hardwick
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                       Recommendation
             suitable
             replacement.
HD4 899      No                     Hardwick Primary             Satisfactory                                                                  No change
HD5 683                             School, Elwick Close,
                                    Stockton-on-Tees, TS19       All public buildings comply with
                                    8EZ                          1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR HARDWICK WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District HD2. If none are available, the current location for a mobile is acceptable.

    An alternative polling station is required for HD3. The availability of Harrowgate Primary School is investigated.




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Hartburn
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                      Recommendation
HB1          No                      Elmwood Youth &             Satisfactory                                                                  No change
1624                                 Community Centre,
                                     Elmwood, Darlington         All public buildings comply with
                                     Road, Stockton on Tees      1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
HB2          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,     Not satisfactory                     Alternative venues to be considered      Whilst every effort is
2067                                 junction of Birkdale Road                                                                                 made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     & Tunstall Road,                                                                                          stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Stockton on Tees                                                                                          they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                               do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                               facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                              electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                                    Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                             should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                          considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                       are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                                 current location for a
             available current                                                                                                                 mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.
HB3          No                      Holy Trinity C of E         Satisfactory                         Poll station is 2 doors away so I am     No change
1812                                 School, Upsall Grove,                                            more than satisfied!
                                     Stockton on Tees            All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR HARTBURN WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District HB2. If none are available, the current location for a mobile is acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended.

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Ingleby Barwick East
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                Recommendation
IBE1         No                     Whinstone Primary           Satisfactory                                            No change
1432                                School, Greenside,
                                    Ingleby Barwick             All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
IBE2         No                     Whinstone Primary           Satisfactory                                            No change
1903                                School, Greenside,
                                    Ingleby Barwick             All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
IBE3         No                     Ingleby Barwick             Satisfactory                                            No change
1857                                Community Centre
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
IBE4         No                     Ingleby Barwick             Satisfactory                                            No change
953                                 Community Centre
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
IBE5         No                     Village Hall, Maltby,       Satisfactory                                            No change
270                                 Middlesbrough
IBE6         No                     Village Hall, Hilton Yarm   Satisfactory                                            No change
346


    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR INGLEBY BARWICK EAST WARD

    No changes are recommended.


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Ingleby Barwick West
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
IBW1         Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,    Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1771                                 Roundhill Avenue,                                                                                    made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     Opposite Pembroke                                                                                    stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Avenue, Ingleby Barwick                                                                              they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                          do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                          facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                         electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                               Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                        should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                     considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                  are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                            current location for a
             available current                                                                                                            mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.
IBW2         Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,    Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1652                                 Opposite Windmill,                                                                                   made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     Penyghent Way, Ingleby                                                                               stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Barwick                                                                                              they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                          do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                                          facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                         electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                               Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                                        should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                                     considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                                  are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                                            current location for a
             available current                                                                                                            mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable.
IBW3         No                      Barley Fields Primary      Satisfactory                                                              No change
1449                                 School
                                                                All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
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Ingleby Barwick West
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                      Recommendation
                                                                present day standards
IBW4         No                     Ingleby Barwick Library,    Satisfactory                                                                  No change
2098                                Blair Avenue, Ingleby
                                    Barwick                     All public buildings comply with
                                                                1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards


    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR INGLEBY BARWICK WEST WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling Districts IBW1 and IBW2. If none are available, the current location for mobiles are
    acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended.




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Mandale & Victoria
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility   Comments Received                    Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                            Recommendation
MV1          No                     Rochester Court          Satisfactory                                           No change
520                                 Sheltered House,
                                    (Hairdressing Room),
                                    Stanford Close, Teesdale
MV2          Yes                    St Paul’s Church Hall,   Satisfactory      Proposal received form councillors   Satisfactory
2196                                Cambridge Road
             Satisfactory                                                                                           However, the potential
                                                                                                                    to use Council owned
             However, the                                                                                           premises within the
             potential to use                                                                                       polling district should
             Council owned                                                                                          be explored further.
             premises within the
             polling district                                                                                       The proposals
             should be explored                                                                                     submitted to change
             further.                                                                                               the polling district
                                                                                                                    boundaries (see
             Consider proposals                                                                                     appendix 3) are
             submitted.                                                                                             supported.

             St Paul’s church                                                                                       St Paul’s church Hall,
             Hall, Cambridge                                                                                        Cambridge Road,
             Road, Thornaby                                                                                         Thornaby would be
             would be replaced                                                                                      reoplaced with Old
             with Old Peoples                                                                                       Peoples Welfare Hall,
             Welfare Hall, Peel                                                                                     Peel Street, Thornaby
             Street, Thornaby to                                                                                    to accommodate the
             accommodate the                                                                                        polling district
             polling district                                                                                       boundary changes
             boundary changes

MV3          Yes                    Old People’s Welfare       Satisfactory    Proposal received form councillors   No change
1403                                Centre, Peel Street,
             Consider proposals     Thornaby                                                                        The proposals
             submitted                                                                                              submitted to change
                                                                                                                    the polling district
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Mandale & Victoria
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility   Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                             Recommendation
             Old Peoples                                                                                             boundaries (see
             Welfare Hall, Peel                                                                                      appendix 3) are
             Street, Thornaby                                                                                        supported
             would be replaced
             with Harewood                                                                                           Old Peoples Welfare
             Junior School, Ian                                                                                      Hall, Peel Street,
             Street, Thornaby to                                                                                     Thornaby would be
             accommodate the                                                                                         replaced with
             polling district                                                                                        Harewood Junior
             boundary changes.                                                                                       School, Ian Street,
                                                                                                                     Thornaby to
                                                                                                                     accommodate the
                                                                                                                     polling district
                                                                                                                     boundary changes.


MV4          Yes                    MOBILE Lansdown Road Not Satisfactory      Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1145                                                                                                                 made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort                                                                                     stations are accessible
             is made to ensure                                                                                       they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                     do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                     facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                    electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                          Alternative premises
             facilities for the                                                                                      should therefore be
             electorate or staff.                                                                                    considered. If none
             Alternative                                                                                             are available, the
             premises should                                                                                         current location for a
             therefore be                                                                                            mobile is acceptable.
             considered. If none
             are available, the
             current location for
             a mobile is
             acceptable

MV5          No                     Robert Atkinson Youth &    Satisfactory                                          No change
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Mandale & Victoria
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                       Recommendation
1835                                Community Centre,
                                    Thorntree Road,              All public buildings comply with
                                    Thornaby                     1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR MANDALE & VICTORIA WARD

    The use of Council owned premises within Polling District MV2 be revisited.

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District MV4. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

    The proposals submitted to change the polling district boundaries to MV2 and MV3 are supported




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Newtown
District/     Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details          2007                                                                               Recommendation
NT1           No                      Primrose Hill Community    Satisfactory                                            No change
1686                                  Centre, Appleton Road,
                                      Stockton on Tees           All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
NT2           No                      Newtown Resource           Satisfactory                                            No change
1019                                  Centre, Main Entrance,
                                      Newtown                    All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
NT3           No                      Newtown Resource           Satisfactory                                            No change
1526                                  Centre, Main Entrance,
                                      Newtown                    All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
NT4           No                      Ragworth                   Satisfactory                                            No change
485                                   Neighbourhood Centre
                                                                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
NT5           No                      Grange Estate Institute,   Satisfactory                                            No change
315                                   Grays Road, Stockton on
                                      Tees

      RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR NEWTOWN WARD

      No changes are recommended




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Northern Parishes
District/     Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
NP1           Yes                     MOBILE                     Not satisfactory                    Not big enough to put up disabled     Whilst every effort is
1384                                  The Stables, Wynyard                                           booth and would not be accessible     made to ensure mobile
              Whilst every effort                                                                    to people in a wheel chair.           stations are accessible
              is made to ensure                                                                                                            they are not ideal and
              mobile stations are                                                                    Alternative venues to be considered   do not offer suitable
              accessible they are                                                                                                          facilities for the
              not ideal and do not                                                                                                         electorate or staff.
              offer suitable                                                                                                               Alternative premises
              facilities for staff.                                                                                                        should therefore be
              Consider                                                                                                                     considered. If none
              alternative                                                                                                                  are available, the
              premises. If none                                                                                                            current location for a
              available current                                                                                                            mobile is acceptable.
              location is
              acceptable                                                                                                                   The Golf Club,
                                                                                                                                           Wellington Drive,
                                                                                                                                           Wynyard is suitable for
              The Golf Club,                                                                                                               use a polling station
              Wellington Drive,                                                                                                            subject to availability
              Wynyard is suitable
              for use a polling
              station subject to
              availability
NP2           No                      Bradley Farm (Utility      Satisfactory                                                              No change
46                                    Room), Sandy Lane
                                      West

NP3           No                      Over 60s Meeting Room,     Satisfactory                                                              No change
711                                   11a High Street,
                                      Wolvistion                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
NP4           No                      Parish Hall, Durham        Satisfactory                                                              No change
370                                   Road, Thorpe Thewles,
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Northern Parishes
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                       Recommendation
                                    Stockton on Tees             All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards


    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR NORTHERN PARISHES WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District NP1. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended




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Norton North
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                               Recommendation
NN1          No                     Norton Parish Hall,        Satisfactory                                            No change
1411                                Norton Green, Norton
NN2          No                     Norton Methodist Church    Satisfactory                                            No change
940
NN3          No                     The Forge Community        Satisfactory                                            No change
974                                 Centre, Somerset Road,
                                    Norton                     All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
NN4          No                     Frederick Nattrass         Satisfactory                                            No change
1658                                Primary School,
                                    Darlington Lane, Norton,   All public buildings comply with
                                    Stockton on Tees           1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR NORTON NORTH WARD

    No Changes




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Norton South
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
NS1          Yes                    Mobile – Malleable         Not satisfactory                    Was situated around back so voters    Whilst every effort is
1030                                Social Club Car Park                                           couldn’t see it. Ask Church on        made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort                                                                   Victoria Ave again used to be used    stations are accessible
             is made to ensure                                                                     – more visible?                       they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                                         do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                   Alternative venues to be considered   facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                        electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                                              Alternative premises
             facilities for the                                                                                                          should therefore be
             electorate or staff.                                                                                                        considered. If none
             Alternative                                                                                                                 are available, the
             premises should                                                                                                             current location for a
             therefore be                                                                                                                mobile is acceptable.
             considered. If none
             are available, the
             current location for
             a mobile is
             acceptable.

NS2          Yes                    St Michael & All Angels    Satisfactory                        Badly signposted
1533                                Mission Hall, Edgar                                                                                  Additional signage
             Inspection of St       Street, Norton                                                 Possibly use Club Room, St            needed at Mission Hall
             Michael’s Club                                                                        Michaels Church Grounds, Imperial     if St Michael’s Club
             Room needed.                                                                          Ave                                   Room is not suitable

             Additional signage
             needed at Mission
             Hall if not suitable

NS3          No                     Albany Community           Satisfactory                        Resource Centre a success and         No change
1632                                Resource Centre                                                worked out well
                                                               All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
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Norton South
District/     Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                         Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                        Recommendation
NS4           Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,      Not satisfactory                     Too far away from most of Polling         Whilst every effort is
969                                   junction of South                                                 District it served – look for site more   made to ensure mobile
              Whilst every effort     Road/Berkshire Road                                               central to polling district to site       stations are accessible
              is made to ensure                                                                         mobile.                                   they are not ideal and
              mobile stations are                                                                                                                 do not offer suitable
              accessible they are                                                                       Alternative venues to be considered       facilities for the
              not ideal and do not                                                                                                                electorate or staff.
              offer suitable                                                                                                                      Alternative premises
              facilities for the                                                                                                                  should therefore be
              electorate or staff.                                                                                                                considered. If none
              Alternative                                                                                                                         are available, the
              premises should                                                                                                                     current location for a
              therefore be                                                                                                                        mobile is not
              considered. If none                                                                                                                 acceptable.
              are available, the
              current location for
              a mobile is not
              acceptable.



      RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR NORTON SOUTH WARD

      Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
      Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District NS1 and NS4. If none are available, the current locations are acceptable.


      The use of the Club Room, St Michaels Church Grounds, Imperial Ave be investigated for polling district NS2 be investigated.




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Norton West
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                               Recommendation
NW1          No                     The Education Centre,      Satisfactory                                            No change
1446                                Junction Road, Norton,
                                    Stockton on Tees           All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
NW2          No                     Glebe Community            Satisfactory                                            No change
2086                                Centre, Opposite
                                    Centenary Public House     All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
NW3          No                     Crooksbarn Primary         Satisfactory                                            No change
1639                                School, Petrel Crescent,
                                    Norton                     All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR NORTON WEST WARD

    No changes




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Parkfield & Oxbridge
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                  Recommendation
PO1          No                     Bowesfield Lane Primary     Satisfactory                                                              No change
1995                                School, Northcote Street,
                                    Stockton-on-Tees, TS18      All public buildings comply with
                                    3JB                         1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
PO2          No                     Bowesfield Lane Primary     Satisfactory                                                              No change
783                                 School, Northcote Street,
                                    Stockton-on-Tees, TS18      All public buildings comply with
                                    3JB                         1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                present day standards
PO3          No                     Apostolic Church, Main      Satisfactory                                                              No change
1663                                Entrance, Oxbridge
                                    Lane, Stockton on Tees
PO4          Yes                    Mobile Polling Station,     Not satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
476          Whilst every effort    Junction Hartburn                                                                                     made to ensure mobile
             is made to ensure      Avenue/Bromley Road,                                                                                  stations are accessible
             mobile stations are    Hartburn, Stockton on                                                                                 they are not ideal and
             accessible they are    Tees                                                                                                  do not offer suitable
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                         facilities for the
             offer suitable                                                                                                               electorate or staff.
             facilities for the                                                                                                           Alternative premises
             electorate or staff.                                                                                                         should therefore be
             Alternative                                                                                                                  considered. If none
             premises should                                                                                                              are available, the
             therefore be                                                                                                                 current location for a
             considered. If none                                                                                                          mobile is acceptable.
             are available, the
             current location for
             a mobile is
             acceptable.



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RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR PARKFIELD & OXBRIDGE WARD

Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District PO4. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

No other changes are recommended.




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Roseworth
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
RW1          No                     St Gregory’s Catholic      Satisfactory                                                              No change
1373                                Primary School, Ragpath
                                    Lane, Roseworth,           All public buildings comply with
                                    Stockton on Tees           1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
RW2          No                     St Gregory’s Catholic      Satisfactory                                                              No change
798                                 Primary School, Ragpath
                                    Lane, Roseworth,           All public buildings comply with
                                    Stockton on Tees           1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
RW3          No                     Kiora Hall, Ragpath Lane   Satisfactory                                                              No change
1041
                                                               All public buildings comply with
                                                               1991 DDA requirements and
                                                               plans are in place to bring up to
                                                               present day standards
RW4          Yes                    Mobile Polling Station,    Not Satisfactory                    Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
900          Whilst every effort    Ringwood Crescent,                                                                                   made to ensure mobile
             is made to ensure      Stockton on Tees                                                                                     stations are accessible
             mobile stations are                                                                                                         they are not ideal and
             accessible they are                                                                                                         do not offer suitable
             not ideal and do not                                                                                                        facilities for the
             offer suitable                                                                                                              electorate or staff.
             facilities for the                                                                                                          Alternative premises
             electorate or staff.                                                                                                        should therefore be
             Alternative                                                                                                                 considered. If none
             premises should                                                                                                             are available, the
             therefore be                                                                                                                current location for a
             considered. If none                                                                                                         mobile is acceptable.
             are available, the
             current location for
             a mobile is
             acceptable.
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Roseworth
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May     Accessibility                        Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                                       Recommendation


RW5          No                     Redbrook Primary             Satisfactory                         Presiding Officer checklist from May     No change
1129                                School, Nursery                                                   2007 elections states there are no
                                    Entrance, Redbrook           All public buildings comply with     parking spaces reserved for
                                    Avenue                       1991 DDA requirements and            disabled people close to polling
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to    station entrance.
                                                                 present day standards                 No complaints were received


    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR ROSEWORTH WARD

    Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
    Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District RW4. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

    No other changes are recommended.




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Stainsby Hill
District/     Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility                       Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate    Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                                 Recommendation
SH1           No                      Christ the King RC         Satisfactory                                                              No change
1187                                  School, Tedder Avenue
                                                                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
SH2           No                      South Thornaby             Satisfactory                                                              No change
1752                                  Community Centre, off
                                      Havillan Road, Thornaby    All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
SH3           No                      Thornaby Central           Satisfactory                                                              No change
1449                                  Library, Town Centre
                                                                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
SH4           Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,    Not satisfactory                    Mobile was too dark                   Whilst every effort is
611           Whilst every effort     Car Park Roundel Public                                                                              made to ensure mobile
              is made to ensure       House, Mitchell Avenue,                                        Alternative venues to be considered   stations are accessible
              mobile stations are     Thornaby                                                                                             they are not ideal and
              accessible they are                                                                                                          do not offer suitable
              not ideal and do not                                                                                                         facilities for the
              offer suitable                                                                                                               electorate or staff.
              facilities for the                                                                                                           Alternative premises
              electorate or staff.                                                                                                         should therefore be
              Alternative                                                                                                                  considered. If none
              premises should                                                                                                              are available, the
              therefore be                                                                                                                 current location for a
              considered. If none                                                                                                          mobile is acceptable.
              are available, the
              current location for
              a mobile is
              acceptable.
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RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR STAINSBY HILL WARD

Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District SH4. If none are available, the current location is acceptable.

No other changes are recommended




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Stockton Town Centre
District/    Changes Proposed         Polling Station Used May    Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details           2007                                                                                Recommendation
STC1         No                       Victoria Community          Satisfactory                                            No change
920                                   House, 9 Cromwell
                                      Avenue, Stockton on
                                      Tees
STC2         No                       Frank E Wiseman             Satisfactory                                            No change
521                                   Communal Hall, Stewart
                                      Road, Stockton on Tees      All public buildings comply with
                                                                  1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                  plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                  present day standards
STC3         No                       The Willows Centre,         Satisfactory                                            No change
611                                   Tilery Primary School, St
                                      Anns Terrace, Stockton      All public buildings comply with
                                      on Tees                     1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                  plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                  present day standards
STC4         Yes                      St Andrew & St George       Satisfactory                                            Satisfactory
1415                                  Church Hall, Webster
             Satisfactory             Street, Stockton on Tees                                                            However, the potential
                                                                                                                          to use Council owned
             However, the use                                                                                             premises within the
             of Council owned                                                                                             polling district should
             premises within the                                                                                          be explored further.
             polling district to be
             revisited.
STC5         No                       Mill Lane Primary           Satisfactory                                            No change
897                                   School, Wellington
                                      Street, Stockton-on-        All public buildings comply with
                                      Tees, TS18 1QX              1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                  plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                  present day standards




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RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR STOCKTON TOWN CENTRE WARD

The use of Council owned premises within Polling District STC4 be revisited.




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Village
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility      Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                Recommendation
VL1          Yes                    Mobile polling station     Not Satisfactory   Proposal received form councillors    Whilst every effort is
1102                                Wheeldale Crescent                                                                  made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort                                                  General Note – Polling Districts      stations are accessible
             is made to ensure                                                    within Village Ward mean poll         they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                  stations not easily accessible to     do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                  some residents, particularly          facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                 Sherwood Road and Sir Douglas         electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                       Park.                                 Alternative premises
             facilities for the                                                                                         should therefore be
             electorate or staff.                                                 Alternative venues to be considered   considered. If none
             Alternative                                                                                                are available, the
             premises should                                                                                            current location for a
             therefore be                                                                                               mobile is acceptable.
             considered. If none
             are available, the                                                                                         The proposals
             current location for                                                                                       submitted to change
             a mobile is                                                                                                the polling district
             acceptable                                                                                                 boundaries (see
                                                                                                                        appendix 3) are
             Consider proposals                                                                                         supported.
             submitted
                                                                                                                        Replace Mobile polling
             Replace Mobile                                                                                             station, Wheeldale
             polling station,                                                                                           Crescent, Thornaby
             Wheeldale                                                                                                  with Stafford Place
             Crescent, Thornaby                                                                                         Cricket Club, Bassleton
             with Stafford Place                                                                                        Lane, Thornaby to
             Cricket Club,                                                                                              accommodate the
             Bassleton Lane,                                                                                            polling district
             Thornaby to                                                                                                boundary changes.
             accommodate the
             polling district
             boundary changes.
VL2          Yes                    MOBILE –                   Not Satisfactory   Proposal received form councillors    Whilst every effort is
1749                                The Oddfellows Car Park                                                             made to ensure mobile
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Village
District/    Changes Proposed       Polling Station Used May   Accessibility   Comments Received                        Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details         2007                                                                                Recommendation
             Replace the mobile                                                Door was too close to the bushes         stations are accessible
             sited at The                                                      and restricted the installation of the   they are not ideal and
             Oddfellow Pub car                                                 ramp.                                    do not offer suitable
             park with The                                                                                              facilities for the
             Community Room,                                                   Alternative venues to be considered      electorate or staff.
             Village Primary                                                                                            Alternative premises
             School, Thornaby                                                                                           should therefore be
             Road, Thornaby                                                                                             considered. If none
                                                                                                                        are available, the
                                                                                                                        current location for a
                                                                                                                        mobile is acceptable.

                                                                                                                        Village Primary School
                                                                                                                        is suitable for use as a
                                                                                                                        polling station and will
                                                                                                                        be available once
                                                                                                                        building work is
                                                                                                                        complete

                                                                                                                        The proposals
                                                                                                                        submitted to change
                                                                                                                        the polling district
                                                                                                                        boundaries (see
                                                                                                                        appendix 3) are
                                                                                                                        supported

VL3          Yes                    Stafford Place Cricket     Satisfactory    Disabled ramp was nuisance to            Satisfactory. The type
1043                                Club, Bassleton Lane,                      able bodied people, potential            of ramp use should be
             Satisfactory.          Thornaby                                   tripping hazard. PO removed it and       reviewed/re-assessed.
             Provision of the                                                  put sign up to say if needed she
             ramp needs to be                                                  would put it out.                        The potential to use
             investigated.                                                                                              Council owned
                                                                                                                        premises within the
             The use of Council                                                                                         polling district should
             owned premises                                                                                             be explored further
             within the polling
    Polling Station Review – August 2007                                                                                                          39
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Village
District/    Changes Proposed        Polling Station Used May   Accessibility      Comments Received                     Returning Officers
Electorate   Yes/No Details          2007                                                                                Recommendation
             district be revisited                                                                                       The proposals
                                                                                                                         submitted to change
             Consider proposals                                                                                          the polling district
             submitted                                                                                                   boundaries (see
                                                                                                                         appendix 3) are
             Replace Stafford                                                                                            supported
             Place Cricket Club,
             Bassleton Lane,                                                                                             Replace Stafford Place
             Thornaby with                                                                                               Cricket Club, Bassleton
             Christ The King                                                                                             Lane, Thornaby with
             Church Hall,                                                                                                Christ The King Church
             Tedder Avenue,                                                                                              Hall, Tedder Avenue,
             Thornaby to                                                                                                 Thornaby to
             accommodate the                                                                                             accommodate the
             polling district                                                                                            polling district
             boundary changes.                                                                                           boundary changes.



VL4          Yes                     Mobile Polling Station,    Not Satisfactory   Alternative venues to be considered   Whilst every effort is
1118                                 Junction Firbeck Walk &                                                             made to ensure mobile
             Whilst every effort     Middleton Avenue,                                                                   stations are accessible
             is made to ensure       Thornaby                                                                            they are not ideal and
             mobile stations are                                                                                         do not offer suitable
             accessible they are                                                                                         facilities for the
             not ideal and do not                                                                                        electorate or staff.
             offer suitable                                                                                              Alternative premises
             facilities for staff.                                                                                       should therefore be
             Consider                                                                                                    considered. If none
             alternative                                                                                                 are available, the
             premises. If none                                                                                           current location for a
             available current                                                                                           mobile is acceptable.
             location is
             acceptable


    Polling Station Review – August 2007                                                                                                        40
                                                                                                                                             APPENDIX 4
RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR VILLAGE WARD

Whilst every effort is made to ensure mobile stations are accessible they are not ideal and do not offer suitable facilities for the electorate or staff.
Alternative premises should therefore be considered for Polling District VL1 and VL4. If none are available, the current locations are acceptable. A mobile
station was used in Polling District VL2 at the last Election however Village Primary School is more suitable to be used as a Polling Station once the
building work is completed.

The proposals submitted to change the boundaries to Polling District VL1, VL2 and VL3 are supported.




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                                                                                                                                  APPENDIX 4

Western Parishes
District/    Changes              Polling Station Used May     Accessibility      Comments Received                       Returning Officers
Electorate   Proposed Yes/No      2007                                                                                    Recommendation
             Details
WP1 542      No                   Methodist Schoolroom,        Satisfactory                                               No change
WP3 280                           Letch Lane, Carlton,
                                  Stockton on Tees
WP2          Yes                  Stillington Community        Not satisfactory   There was at least 2 steps to get in.   No change.
836                               Centre, Lowson Street,                                                                  The use of a ramp
             No change.           Stillington                                                                             should be investigated.
             Investigate the
             use of a ramp.
WP4 653      No                   The Wilson Institute,        Satisfactory                                               No change
WP5 288                           Darlington, Long Newton

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR WESTERN PARISHES WARD

    The use of a ramp is investigated for use at Stillington Community Street.

    No other changes are recommended.




    Polling Station Review – August 2007                                                                                                       42
                                                                                                                                 APPENDIX 4

Yarm
District/    Changes              Polling Station Used May       Accessibility                       Comments Received   Returning Officers
Electorate   Proposed Yes/No      2007                                                                                   Recommendation
             Details
YM1          No                   Levendale Primary School,      Satisfactory                                            No change
1900                              Nursery Entrance, Mount
                                  Leven Road, Yarm               All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
YM2          No                   Challoner House,               Satisfactory                                            No change
1433                              Challoner Road, Yarm
                                                                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
YM3          No                   Yarm Primary School,           Satisfactory                                            No change
1866                              Spitalfields, Yarm
                                                                 All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
YM4          No                   Public Library, High Street,   Satisfactory                                            No change
623                               Yarm                           All public buildings comply with
                                                                 1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
YM5          No                   Layfield Community             Satisfactory                                            No change
1147                              Centre, Everingham Road,       All public buildings comply with
                                  Yarm                           1991 DDA requirements and
                                                                 plans are in place to bring up to
                                                                 present day standards
YM6 916      No                   Memorial Hall, Forest          Satisfactory                                            No change
YM7 25                            Lane, Kirklevington, Yarm

    RETURNING OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR YARM WARD

    No changes
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