Aldham caravan is out for voting

ALDHAM will lose its polling station – a caravan – and Great Cornard voters will have the choice to vote at two new locations, councillors have agreed.

At its full meeting on Tuesday, Babergh District Council discussed a report on polling arrangements in the district for the next election.

They decided that a caravan in Aldham for the use of 160 electors should not be used as a polling station because is was “not of the required standard” for access by voters with disabilities.

The nearest alternative is one-and-a-half miles away at Elmsett and Aldham Village Hall.

The review gives Great Cornard the same number of stations but locates one each at The Stevenson Centre, Pot Kiln Primary School, Wells Hall Old School, and Sudbury Rugby Club, in Spicer Way.

In Hadleigh, St Mary’s School nursery, used as a polling station for Hadleigh South, was described as difficult to access for people with disabilities but the council said it should remain a station until November 2012 when the new Hadleigh community facility in Stonehouse Road would be designated as a polling station.