Review launched of Richmondshire’s polling stations

Photo: Paul Downey.

A review of polling stations used in elections across Richmondshire gets underway this week.

Local people, including electors and political parties, have been asked to comment on the 57 current sites – and suggest alternative venues.

They can have a say on access, location, the current building and whether it is suitable for disabled people. The council uses village halls, sports centres, schools and churches.

The information gathered will help with Richmondshire District Council’s compulsory review of polling districts, places and stations which begins in May – the review is needed every five years.

To take part in the polling station survey – which goes live on February 28 – go to or call into one of the council’s community offices in Richmond, Colburn, Reeth, Leyburn or Hawes.

It closes on May 10.

The current polling stations are at: Aldbrough St John Village Hall; St Mary’s Church in Arkengarthdale; Askrigg Village Hall; Aysgarth Village Hall; Bainbridge Village Hall; Barton Village Hall; Bellerby Village Hall; Brompton-on-Swale Community Sports Hall; Carperby Institute; Swaledale Mountain Rescue in Catterick Garrison; Booth Memorial Institute, Catterick Village; Cleasby and Stapleton Village Hall; Colburn Sports Centre; Colburn Village Hall; Constable Burton Village Hall; Coverdale Memorial Hall in Carlton In Coverdale; Croft-on-Tees Village Hall; Dalton-on-Tees Village Hall; Dalton and Gayles Village Hall; East Witton Parish Room; Gilling West Village Hall; Grinton Literary Institute; Gunnerside Village Hall; Harmby Village Hall; Hawes Market Hall; Hipswell Village Hall; Hudswell Village Hall; Hunton Village Hall; Thornborough Hall in Leyburn; Low Row and Feetham Literary Institute; Manfield Village Hall; Marrick Institute; Scriddlehurst in Marske; St James the Great Church in Melsonby; Middleham Key Centre; Middleton Tyas Memorial Hall; Muker Public Hall; Newton-le-Willows Village Hall; North Cowton Village; Ravensworth Village Hall; Redmire Village Hall; Reeth District Memorial Hall; Reeth Road Social Club; The Station in Richmond; Richmond Market Hall; Richmond Methodist Hall; Richmond Youth Club at Richmond School; Scorton Institute; Scotton Village Hall; Skeeby Village Hall; Thoralby Village Hall; Tunstall Village Hall; Wensley Village Hall; West Burton Village Hall; and West Witton Village Hall.