Where people will vote in the South Tyneside Council elections - full list of polling stations for May 6

Community centres, churches and even a scout hut are set to welcome voters this week for the latest round of local elections for South Tyneside Council.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 5:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 5:37 pm
Voters go to the polls on May 6 in the South Tyneside Council local elections

Polling stations are due to open at dozens of sites across South Tyneside between 7am-10pm on Thursday, May 6.

At least one seat in each of South Tyneside Council’s 18 wards is being contested, with two holding double elections, meaning a total of 20 seats are up for grabs on the local authority.

Voters in the borough will also have the chance to have their say on who should be the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Local elections are taking place for spots on South Tyneside Council

Several schools, community centres and churches in South Tyneside are being used as polling stations this year, with more than 20 pop-up sites or ‘portable stations’ also being provided.

Other polling station venues include The Lake Pub in South Shields, the Territorial Army Centre off Highfield Road, Cleadon Park Health Centre and a scout hut to the rear of the Grey Horse Pub in East Boldon.

In the run-up to polling day, council staff have been planning Covid-safe measures for people wanting to vote in person.

This includes regular cleaning of the polling booths, ballot boxes and touch points, extra signage and floor markings.

Voters are being asked to wear a face covering (unless exempt), to bring their own pen or pencil, to sanitise their hands on the way in and out and to keep two metres away from others if queuing is needed.

In addition, screens will be installed between the polling staff and voters and clean pencils can be provided for voters who have forgotten to bring their own.

Postal votes can also be handed to designated ‘poll marshals’ at the entrances of the polling stations.

Ailsa Irvine, director of electoral administration and guidance at the Electoral Commission, said voting in person this year will “look a little different to previous elections.”

In a recent statement she said: “You can help keep yourself and others safe by following the safety measures that will be in place at the polling station.

“If you are asked to queue, this will be so that you and others can follow the social distancing measures in place so please be patient while you wait for your turn.”

If you are registered to vote at a polling station, the location will be included on your polling card.

The public should also check where their nearest polling station is, due to changes made to locations in previous years.

Voters should not attend polling stations if they have symptoms of Covid-19 or if they have been asked to self-isolate.

Anyone who develops symptoms or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day has up to 5pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote – which allows them to nominate someone they trust to vote on their behalf.

For more information about voting in the South Tyneside council elections, visit: www.southtyneside.gov.uk/elections

Full list of polling stations South Tyneside (2021)

(To find yours, check on your polling card or visit: https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/38321

Ocean Road Community Centre, South Shields.

The Nursery Unit, Hadrian Primary School, Fort Square, South Shields.

Portable Station, Victoria Road / St Marks Way, South Shields.

The Register Office, Ceremony Entrance, 10 Broughton Road, South Shields.

All Saints Community Centre, Stanley Street, South Shields.

Holy Trinity C E Academy, Nursery Unit, Brockley Avenue, South Shields.

Biddick Hall Infant School, Smarties Entrance, Galsworthy Road, South Shields.

Cleadon Park Health Centre, Prince Edward Road, South Shields.

Portable Station, The Lonnen / Hillside, Next To Cleadon Tower Nursery, South Shields.

The Sutton Hall, 210/212 Prince Edward Road, South Shields

Portable Station, McAnany Avenue, Next to 1 – 7 Grindleford Court, South Shields

Portable Station, Falstone Avenue, Opp Sheltered Housing, South Shields.

St Gregory`s Church Hall, 20 St Gregory`s Court, South Shields.

St Lawrence Church Hall, Centenary Avenue, South Shields.

Cleadon and District Working Mens Club, Lounge Bar, Fulwell Avenue, South Shields.

Westoe Crown Community Hub, Unit R9 Sea Winnings Way, South Shields.

Territorial Army (TA) Centre, Entrance off Highfield Road next to Callum Drive, South Shields.

Portable Station, Amble Avenue / Farne Avenue, South Shields.

The Baptist Tabernacle, Marsden Road, South Shields.

Portable Station, Next To 20 Lincoln Road, South Shields.

One Trinity Green, Eldon Street, South Shields.

St Judes Church Hall, St Judes Terrace, South Shields.

The Custom Space, The Captains Row, South Shields.

Portable Station, Whitehead Street, Next to block 34/50, South Shields.

Lord Blyton Primary School, Blyton Avenue, South Shields.

Portable Station, Dame Flora Robson Avenue, Next to Number 45, South Shields.

Hospitality and Hope, Next to Riverside Children`s Centre, Hampden Street, South Shields.

Westoe Methodist Church, Birchington Avenue, South Shields.

Mortimer Community Centre, Reading Road, South Shields.

Talbot Road Methodist Church, Talbot Road, South Shields.

Portable Station, Entrance to Mowbray Park, Opposite 35 Osborne Avenue, South Shields.

Portable Station, West Stevenson St / Ryton Court, Near Glenthorpe House, South Shields.

Portable Station, St Georges Avenue, Opposite College Drive, South Shields.

Portable Station, Opposite 33 Harton House Road, South Shields.

The Lake Pub, 69 Lake Avenue, South Shields.

Marsden Primary School, Mill Lane, Whitburn.

Our Place, (Formerly Wellands Lane Advice Centre), Wellands Lane, Whitburn.

Whitburn Library, Mill Lane, Whitburn.

Harton and Westoe Collieries Welfare, Low Lane, South Shields.

Whiteleas Community Centre (St Mary & St Martins), Whiteleas Way, South Shields.

Portable Station, On Site of Former Connolly House, Gainsborough Avenue, South Shields.

Portable Station, Nevinson Avenue / Soane Gardens, South Shields.

Bilton Hall Community Trust, Low Simonside Community Centre, Taunton Avenue, Jarrow.

Portable Station, Peel Gardens, South Shields.

Portable Station, Perth Avenue / Tasmania Road, South Shields.

Simonside Primary School, Glasgow Road, Jarrow.

Portable Station, Kirkstone Avenue.

St Nicholas Church, Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery.

Boldon Village Hall, North Road, Boldon Colliery.

West Boldon Primary School, Polling Station A, Hindmarch Drive, West Boldon.

Cleadon Methodist Church Hall, Sunderland Road, Cleadon.

Portable Station, North Drive / East Boldon Road, Cleadon, Sunderland.

Boldon United Reformed Church Hall, Front Street, East Boldon

Scout Hut, Rear of Grey Horse Pub, Front Street, East Boldon

Portable Station, Calf Close Lane / Ribble Walk, Jarrow.

Portable Station, Linkway, Near Hedworthfield Infant School, Jarrow

St Josephs Community Hall, St Josephs Way, Jarrow.

The Cabin, School Street Play Centre, School Street, Hebburn

Byron Avenue Hall, Entrance via Windsor Crescent, Hebburn

The Masonic Hall, Aln Street, Hebburn

St Aloysius Church Hall, Access Via Car Park, Coquet Street (Off Argyle Street), Hebburn.

St Johns Church Hall, Canning Street, Hebburn.

Portable Station, Mountbatten Avenue, Next To Shops, Hebburn.

Portable Station, Hexham Avenue / Melrose Avenue, Hebburn.

Hartleyburn & Clegwell Community Hub, Crawley Square, Hebburn.

Portable Station, Derwent Avenue, Hebburn.

The Community Room, Jubilee Court, Hebburn.

Portable Station, Bede Walk, Hebburn.

Portable Station, Penrith Road, Opposite the Junction with Hautmont Road, Hebburn.

Monkton Park Methodist Church Hall, Wood Terrace, Jarrow.

Lukes Lane Community Centre, Marine Drive, Hebburn.

Millennium PHAB Club / Jarrow Focus, Grange Road, Jarrow.

Portable Station, Monkton Tce / Prince Consort Rd, Jarrow.

Primrose Community Centre, Polling Station A, Lambton Terrace, Jarrow.