Polling Station Review

Every five years, local authorities need to review local polling districts and polling stations to ensure they are convenient and accessible for voters. 

In January 2024, councillors voted in favour of plans to make changes to 14 polling stations and seven polling districts in Torfaen.

The electoral register will be republished on February 1, and letters have been sent to households affected by the changes.

The changes are:

Polling Station Review
Name Reason for review Alternative 

St Pauls Church Hall 

The building and pathway is not fully accessible

Relocate to Blaenavon Leisure Centre which is accessible, has parking and good lighting. No other alternative.

Talywain OAP Hall

No parking and limited access for disabled voters

Move to Talywain RFC which offers good lighting, parking and accessibility. Only option available.

Gabby’s Diner

No parking or disabled access

Move to Zion Hill Community Centre and combine polling districts. Only options available.

Pontnewynydd Sports & Social

Building is out of district

No alternative buildings available

The Unicorn Pub

The building is no longer available for hire

Relocate to the Unite building, which has good parking and accessibility. Will have sole use as a polling station on election day. 

St Hilda’s Church Hall 

The polling station on the 2nd floor and lift is not suitable for wheelchairs. Ground floor is unavailable 

Relocate to Griffithstown Community Hall. 

St Johns Ambulance Hall

This is a dual station but accessibility is limited. 

Relocate to Lighthouse Church and Panteg House which meet requirements.

Coed Eva Primary School

In line with request to use alternatives to school buildings. 

Relocate to the White Hut which will become a dual station.  

Blenheim Road Community Primary

In line with request to use alternatives to school buildings.

Dual stations move to The Powerstation and Cheeky Monkeys 

Our Lady’s School

Received requests to return temporary station at the church hall to the school 

Relocate to community building on the school grounds. Building has separate access so school can remain open on polling day. 

Combine registers BB  and BC at Garndiffiath Millenium Hall


One register to improve efficiency

Combine registers CC and CB 


One register instead of two

Relocated PC from Mount Pleasant Hall to West Pontnewydd Community Centre and combine districts


One register at West Pontnewydd Community Centre to reduce number of stations required.

Last Modified: 01/02/2024
For more information contact:

Electoral Registration

Tel: 01495 766077

Email: voting@torfaen.gov.uk

Back to top