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Danish Invader pub to be used as Stamford polling station in place of Malcolm Sargent Primary School

Polling stations at next month’s elections might look a little different as schools are swapped for venues considered more ‘covid secure’.

The Danish Invader pub will replace Malcolm Sargent Primary in Empingham Road, Stamford, while the masonic centre in Scotgate will also be brought into action on Thursday, May 6.

Polling cards will let residents know where to vote for Lincolnshire county councillors, the Police and Crime Commissioner and, where by-elections are being held, town and parish councillors. There is also a referendum on Deepings Neighbourhood Plan.

The Danish Invader in Stamford will be used as a polling station
The Danish Invader in Stamford will be used as a polling station

Landlady of the Danish Invader, Kelly Needham, said their function room would be a polling station, allowing space for social distancing, but added they won’t be serving refreshments.

“It’s not the first time we’ve used the pub as a polling station, and if it all goes smoothly we’d be happy for it to be used again,” she added.

People should expect shop-style virus protection at all polling stations, such as hand sanitiser, floor markings and face coverings. People should bring their own pencil.

To apply for a postal vote or ‘proxy’ vote click here or phone 01476 406080 by 5pm on April 20. Register to vote here by April 19.

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