Pubs, churches and even a boxing club being used as sites for polling stations in Sunderland for May 6 local election

Pubs, churches and even a boxing club are due to be sites for voters to have their say this week.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:38 pm
The Sunderland City Council election is being held on May 6.
The Sunderland City Council election is being held on May 6.

Polling stations are due to open at dozens of sites across Sunderland from 7am on Thursday, May 6, for the latest round of local elections.

At least one seat in each of Sunderland City Council’s 25 wards is being contested, with three holding double contests, meaning a total of 28 seats are up for grabs.

Of these, Labour is defending 21 of them, with four vacant, two held by the Conservatives and one by the Liberal Democrats.

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Wearside’s 208,483 registered voters will also have the chance to have their say on who should be the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.

More than two fifths of the city’s electorate have also selected the option of a postal ballot, but anyone who has missed the deadline to send theirs in can still vote by taking it to their polling station.

Hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are expected to be in place to ensure voting can take place safely.

But, the public should also double check where their nearest polling station is, as several changes have been made to locations in previous years.

To find your nearest polling station visit: www.sunderland.gov.uk/pollingstations

To check which city ward you live in visit: www.sunderland.gov.uk/ward-maps

Full list of polling stations (by ward):

*indicates the polling station is in a different location to previous years.

Barnes

Broadway Youth and Community Centre, Cortina Avenue

Barnes Junior School, Entrance from Wycliffe Road

*Thornhill Park School, Portland Road, Entrance from Plains Road (previously Humbledon Methodist Church)

Avenue Primary School, Hurstwood Road

West Community Association, Chester Road

Castle

Bexhill Primary Academy, Conservatory, Bexhill Road

Hylton Castle Primary School – Nursery Entrance, Cardigan Road

Sacred Heart & St John Bosco R C Church, Chiswick Road

Castletown Community Association, Grange Road, Castletown, SR5 3EQ

Copt Hill

Eppleton Cricket Club, Tea Room, Church Road

Bethany Christian Centre, Hetton Road

Communal Hall, Burdon Avenue

Cherry Tree Gardens, Orchard Place, Houghton le Spring

St Matthews Youth & Community Centre, Church Hall, Front Street

Philadelphia Cricket and Community Club, Bunker Hill Ground, Back Shop Row

Doxford

Benedict Biscop C E Academy, Marcross Drive

The Box Youth Project, Hall Farm Road

Doxford Park Community Association, Mill Hill Road, Doxford Park

Mill Hill Primary School, Torphin Hill Drive, Doxford Park

Venerable Bede CE Academy, Tunstall Bank, SR2 0SX

Fulwell

Army Reserve Centre, Dykelands Road

Fulwell Methodist Church, Dovedale Road

Fulwell Community Library, Dene Lane

*Fulwell Windmill Tea Rooms, Newcastle Road, Fulwell (previously the Grange Public House)

*Fulwell Methodist Church, Dovedale Road (previously Seaburn Dene Primary School)

Hendon

CHANCE Sunderland, 2 Rickaby Street

Hudson Road Primary School, Villiers Street South

Valley Road Academy, Corporation Road

Carnegie Community Corner, Toward Road

Grangetown Primary School, Spelterworks Road

Hetton

Hetton Lyons Primary Academy, Four Lane Ends

Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, Hetton-Le-Hole

East Rainton Primary School, School Road

Easington Lane Community Access Point, Brickgarth

Houghton

*St. John`s Methodist Church, Station Avenue South, Fence Houses (previously Dumbmire Academy)

Houghton Centre for the Blind, Thornhill Street

Sunniside Methodist Church, School Room, Blind Lane

Newbottle Primary Academy, Houghton Road, Newbottle

Millfield

Diamond Hall Junior Academy, Community Room, Well Street

*West Community Association, Chester Road (previously St Bedes UR Church)

Burn Park Methodist Church, Burn Park Road

St Marks Community Association, St Marks Church, St Marks Terrace

Sunderland Minster, High Street West

Pallion

Highfield Academy, Fordfield Road

Bethesda Free Church Mission Hall, Flodden Road

St Luke’s Neighbourhood Centre, Corner of Merle Terrace, St Lukes Road

Lambton Street Youth Centre, Falkland Road

St Gabriel’s Mens Institute Building, St Gabriel’s Avenue

Redhill

Sunderland Customer Service Centre, Bunny Hill Centre

St Cuthbert’s Church, Rotherham Road, Red House

Redhouse Community Centre, Rutherglen Road

Willow Fields Community Primary School, Winslow Close, Witherwack

Ryhope

St Aidan`s Church Hall, Ryhope Road

Temporary Polling Station, Car Park Olympian Boxing Club, Leechmere Way

Ryhope Pentecostal Church, Ryhope Street South

Ryhope Community Association, Ryhope Street

Derwenthurst Club, Entrance at Rear from Station Road, The Village

Sandhill

St Mary’s & St Peter’s Community Project, Springwell Road

*Thorney Close Action and Enterprise Centre, Thorndale Road, Thorney Close (previously Thorney Close Primary School)

Hasting Hill Academy, Tilbury Road, Thorney Close

Grindon U R Church, Galway Road, Grindon

Grindon Infant School – Nursery Entrance, Gleneagles Road, Grindon

Shiney Row

Boundary Houses C A, Golf Course Road

Shiney Row Community Association, Claremont Drive

Trinity Methodist Church, Chester Road

St Aidan’s Parish Centre, St Aidan’s Terrace

Penshaw Parish Centre, Station Road, Penshaw

Penshaw Community Association, Wensleydale Avenue, Houghton Le Spring

Silksworth

Temporary Polling Station, Corner of Perth Road and Purley Road

Temporary Polling Station, Foot of Barras Drive

*Calvary Christian Fellowship, Tunstall Terrace, Entrance from Blind Lane (previously Beckwith Mews or Tom Urwin House)

New Silksworth Methodist Church, North Street

Southwick

St Andrews Centre, Old Mill Road

Southwick Community Centre, Junction of Thompson Road and Southwick Road

Southwick Community Primary School, Shakespeare Street

Grange Park Primary School, Swan Street

*Fulwell Windmill Tea Rooms, Newcastle Road, Fulwell (previously the Grange Public House)

St Anne’s

The South Hylton Tansy Centre, 11 Church Street, Sunderland

St Thomas Church, Petersfield Road

*Pennywell Community Centre, Portsmouth Road, Sunderland (previously St Anne’s RC Primary School)

*Grindon Young People`s Centre, Grindon Lane, Sunderland (previously Broadway Junior School)

St Chad’s

*Sunderland – Lakeside Baptist Church, Amsterdam Road (previously Almalfi Tower)

*Farringdon Youth and Community Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon (previously Farringdon Academy)

St Chad’s Church Hall, Charter Drive, East Herrington

Farringdon Youth and Community Centre, Allendale Road, Farringdon

*Middle Herrington Methodist Church, Crow Lane, Middle Herrington (previously East Herrington Primary Nursery)

St Michael’s

St Nicholas Church, Haver Hall, Silksworth Lane

St John’s Church, Entrance from Ashbrooke Road, Ashbrooke

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Queen Alexandra Road

Grangetown Community Centre, Stannington Grove

The Alexandra Public House, Queen Alexandra Road

St Peter’s

Dame Dorothy Community Hub, Dock Street, Monkwearmouth

Hallgarth Bethesda Mission Hall, Bright Street

Roker Methodist Church, Roker Park Road, Entrance from Lonsdale Road

Redby Community Centre, Fulwell Road

Priestman Hall, St. Andrews Church, Talbot Road

Washington Central

Residents Hall, Hambleton Road

Biddick Primary and Nursery School, Kirkham

John F Kennedy Primary School (Nursery), Station Road

Wessington Primary School, Lanercost

Our Lady’s Parish Room, Saint Joseph’s R C Primary School, Abbey Road

Washington East

Temporary Polling Station, Beatrice Terrace, (The James Steel Park)

Harraton Skills Centre, Community Room, Firtree Avenue

Washington Arts Centre, Biddick Lane, Fatfield

The Children’s Society Charity Shop, 3 Craggs Road, Teal Farm

Barmston Village Primary School, Barmston Centre

Washington North

St Bede’s Parish Hall, Coach Road Estate

Millennium Centre, The Oval, Concord

Rainbow Family Centre, 34 Elliott Terrace

*Sulgrave Centre, Manor Road, Sulgrave (previously Usworth Colliery Nursery School)

Washington South

*House of Destiny Ministry, Rickleton Village Centre, Vigo Lane (previously Rickleton Primary School)

Oxclose and District Young People’s Project, Dunlin Drive

Holley Park Academy, Ayton Road South

Oxclose Church, Oxclose Village Centre, Brancepeth Road

Lambton Primary School, Caradoc Close

Washington West

Blackfell Primary School, Knoulberry

The Albany Centre, Albany Village Centre

Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road

George Washington Primary School, Well Bank Road