The local football club, community centre or village pub are venues you would often go to for some leisure time.
But on Thursday 2 May, Stafford Borough residents will be able to vote in local elections from these convenient locations.
Around 110 polling stations will be open across the borough for approximately 103,000 residents eligible to vote. There are 40 seats in the 23 wards on the Borough Council. Some residents will also be voting for candidates to fill vacancies on several parish councils.
Churches and village halls will become polling stations, with a handful of clubs and pubs also hosting booths to ensure residents have a choice of easy-access polling stations in their local community.
For example Stafford Rangers FC and the Little Stoke Cricket Club in Stone will be polling stations – as will the Stone Tennis and Squash Club.
People will be able to cast their votes in booths at a caravan in High Offley and Community Centre in Colwich – while the stunning St Mary’s Church at Ingestre - widely reputed to be Sir Christopher Wren’s only church outside London - will also be used as a station.
Returning Officer, Tim Clegg, who is also the Borough Council’s Chief Executive, said: “We are very grateful for the assistance of local businesses and community groups who have kindly offered the use of their premises as polling stations.
“Their assistance is really important and means voters across the borough won’t have far to travel to make their voice heard on Thursday 2 May.”
The polls will open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2 May. For more information on the elections please visit: www.staffordbc.gov.uk/elections.
Press Release No 5527