Voters cast their ballots in Hartlepool pub and cemetery cafe

The Mowbray Pub Mowbray Road. Picture by FRANK REID
The Mowbray Pub Mowbray Road. Picture by FRANK REID

A LOCAL pub and a cafe in a cemetery are among unusual spots voters are casting their ballots today.

Tens of thousands of voters in Hartlepool are going to the polls today to pick the men and women they want to represent them in Parliament and on the council.

The Mowbray Pub Mowbray Road. Picture by FRANK REID

The Mowbray Pub Mowbray Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Schools and community centres are usually used as polling stations – but some voters will find themselves at the ballot box in more unusual locations.

The Mowbray Pub in Mowbray Road has been taken over by Hartlepool’s election team for use as a polling station – and remember, you are still allowed to vote if you’ve had a drink.

Another licensed premises called up as a polling station is Inspirations Cafe in Stranton Cemetery, which is serving some voters in the Foggy Furze.

Here’s a full list of Hartlepool’s polling stations:

Inspirations Cafe Tanfield Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Inspirations Cafe Tanfield Road. Picture by FRANK REID

Burn Valley Ward

Eldon Grove Bowling Club, Eldon Grove

St Matthews Community Centre, Elwick Road

Walmsley Hall, Osborne Road/Stanhope Avenue

Stranton Centre, Southburn Terrace

Oxford Road Baptist Church

De Bruce Ward

Barnard Grove Primary School, Infant entrance from King Oswy Drive

Northern Lights Academy, King Oswy Drive

Main Hall, West View Community Centre, Miers Avenue

St Thomas Mores Parish Centre, rear of the Presbytery, Easington Road

Fens and Rossmere Ward

The Mowbray, Mowbray Road

Heron Room, Fens Primary School, Mowbray Road

St Teresa’s Church Hall, Braemar Road

Rossmere/Ardrossan Community Building, Rossmere Way

Room 1, Rossmere Centre, Rossmere Way

Foggy Furze Ward

Browning Avenue Baptist Church, Browning Avenue

Kingsley Children’s Centre, Taybrooke Avenue

Inspirations Garden Centre, Tanfield Road

Nursery St Cuthberts Primary School, Stratford Road

Entrance Belle Vue Community Sports & Youth Centre, Kendal Road

Hart Ward

Village Hall, Front Street, Hart

St Marks Community Centre, Clavering Road

Communal Lounge, Bamburgh Court, Bamburgh Road

The Entrance, Hartfields Retirement Village ED

Portable Unit, Merlin Way/Siskin Close

Headland and Harbour Ward

Phoenix Centre, Hindpool Close

Surestart St Helens Primary School, Corporation Road entrance

Headland Library, Borough Hall, Middlegate

Marketing Suite, Jomast, 1 Maritime Close

Burbank Community House, Burbank Street entrance

Jesmond Ward

Throston Grange Branch Library, Glamorgan Grove

Throston Youth Project, Wiltshire Way

Foundation Stage, Jesmond Gardens Primary School Jesmond Road

Chatham House Café, Chatham Road

The Annexe, Wharton Terrace

Manor House Ward

Community Room, Grange Primary School, Owton Manor Lane

Dining Room Eskdale Academy, Eskdale Road

Training Room, Owton Manor Community Centre, Wynyard Road

St Columba Centre, Dryden Road

Rift House Community Centre, Masefield Road

Owton Manor Baptist Church, Catcote Road

Rural West Ward

Bowls Pavilion, Ward Jackson Park, The Parade

Hartlepool Cricket Club, Park Drive

School House, High Tunstall College of Science, Elwick Road

Village Hall, Dalton Piercy ID,

Women’s Institute Hall, The Green, Elwick

Lounge 3 Wynyard Woods Grange, Wynyard Woods

Greatham Community Centre, Front Street

Seaton Ward

The Staincliffe, The Cliff, Seaton Carew

Seaton Carew Branch Library, Station Lane

Seaton Carew Cricket Club, Elizabeth Way

Main Hall, Jutland Road Community Centre, Jutland Road

Golden Flatts Community Resource Centre, Seaton Lane

Victoria Ward

Luke’s Church Hall, Tunstall Avenue

Portable Unit, Hartlepool Supporters Club Car Park, Sandringham Road

Entrance Foyer, Mill House Leisure Centre, Raby Road

Lynnfield Community and Learning Centre, entrance from Elcho Street

Central Library, York Road