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Arrangements for disabled voters at polling stations

As many polling stations as possible are wheelchair accessible, and there are special booths to ensure privacy of voting. At least one booth will having a writing surface at a suitable level for a wheelchair.

In those few polling stations with no wheelchair access, the Presiding Officer will offer assistance to the voter to enter the station, or will be authorised to bring a ballot paper out to that person to ensure that they can fill it in. This ballot paper will then be folded and delivered to the ballot box by the Presiding Officer.

People with mobility issues might also wish to apply for a postal vote.

Support for visually impaired voters

Visitors with limited vision have a number of options.

They can be accompanied into the booth by a companion or the Presiding Officer – this person will read out the ballot paper and you will tell them where to make the voting mark. The accompanying person will be required to sign a declaration to indicate that they have recorded the vote truly and faithfully.

There is also a Braille option. The Presiding Officer will read out the list of candidates to you, and you will then be guided to a booth. A strip of plastic imprinted with Braille numbers, large type and flexible tabs is attached to the ballot paper so that the numbers line up with the candidate's names. If the person wishes to vote for the third candidate on the list, then they pull back the third tab on strip and make their mark directly underneath it. The paper is then folded and placed into the ballot box by the voter as normal. This device can also be used for anyone with difficulty keeping their cross in the square intended.

Each polling station will have a small magnifier to enable voters to enlarge the print of the paper. This is particularly useful for anyone who has forgotten their reading glasses.

A large print version of the ballot paper will also be available at the polling station.

Disabled access to polling stations by parish

Select your council ward below to view the following details for your polling station:

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilet
  • Level access to the building

Billingshurst Primary School

Station Road, Billingshurst RH14 9RE

Accessible parking: 2 bays marked out

Accessible toilet: Yes

Access: Some people may need assistance as the entrance is slightly downhill.


St Gabriel's Church Hall

18 East Street, Billingshurst RH14 9QH

Accessible parking: A bay will be marked out on election day

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues


Billingshurst Centre

Roman Way, Billingshurst RH14 9QW

Accessible parking: 3 bays on site

Accessible toilet: Yes

Access: Some wheelchair users may find gradient of the ramp to the front entrance difficult.

Castle Hotel, Bramber

The Street, Bramber, Steyning BN44 3WE

Accessible parking: One accessible bay in the car park opposite the pub. An accessible bay needs to be marked out in the main parking area on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

There is a slight lip on the conservatory door and polling station staff may need to help those people who may need some extra support to enter the venue.


Small Dole Village Hall

1 Henfield Rd, Small Dole, Henfield BN5 9XE

Accessible parking: An accessible bay needs to be marked out in the main parking area on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

One step into the venue (like a double glazed door), may be problematic for some people with mobility issues.


Beeding and Bramber Village Hall

High St, Upper Beeding, Steyning BN44 3WN

Accessible parking: An accessible bay needs to be marked out outside the main entrance on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

There are no coordinated dropped kerbs between the car park opposite and the main entrance. The room used is at the side of the building down a narrow footpath. There is a slight lip at the door and polling station staff may need to help people with mobility issues to enter the Hall.


Woodmancote Village Hall

Blackstone Lane, BN5 SR

Accessible parking: No bays marked out. An accessible bay needs to be marked out outside the main entrance on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

There is a slight lip at the door, which means there is no level access to the hall.

St John's Community Hall

Church Road, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3LD

Accessible parking: 2 bays at the front of the hall

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues.


The Bridge Leisure Centre

Wickhurst Lane, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham RH12 3YS

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues.

Faygate Village Hall

Park Road, Horsham RH12 4SG

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues


Rusper Village Hall

Horsham Road, Rusper, Horsham RH12 4PX

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

The front has steps, but there is level access at the rear next to the car park.


Colgate Village Hall

1 Vicarage Close, Colgate, Horsham RH12 4BB

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

Several steps up to the main entrance. Level access to side of hall with a ramp inside the door.


Holbrook Tythe Barn

Pondtail Road, Horsham RH12 5JF

Accessible parking: Two accessible bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

Slight lip at the door of the Tythe Barn, which may be difficult for some wheelchair users.

The Allmond Centre

Fairfield Cottages, Cowfold, RH13 8BL

Accessible parking: 2 bays within the car park

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues.


Dial Post Village Hall

Worthing Road, Dial Post, Horsham RH13 8NJ

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues.


Partridge Green Village Hall

High Street, Partridge Green, Horsham RH13 8HX

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No access issues.

The Needles Children and Family Centre

Three Acres, Horsham RH12 1RS

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

No access issues.


The Causeway Barn

Causeway, Horsham RH12 1HE

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

No access issues.


Highwood Mill

Highwood Mill, The Boulevard, Horsham RH12 1GF

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

Electors will be admitted to the building upon pressing the buzzer. Reception desk will be staffed during polling hours.


Horsham Youth Centre

Hurst Road, Horsham RH12 2DN

Accessible parking: Two accessible bays by main entrance and one by the Youth Club entrance

Accessible toilet: No

Access: There is level access into the venue.


Horsham YMCA Football Club

Gorings Mead, Horsham RH13 5BS

Accessible parking: One accessible bay with signage. A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.

Heron Way Primary School

Heron Way, Horsham RH13 6DJ

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


St Leonard's Church Hall

Cambridge Rd, Horsham RH13 5ED

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Brighton Road Baptist Church

7 Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 5BD

Accessible parking: One bay on Brighton Road and two at the front entrance

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Millais School

Depot Road, Horsham RH13 5HR

Accessible parking: Three accessible bays

Accessible toilet: No

Entrance is via Depot Road only.

North Heath Hall

St Mark's Lane, Horsham RH12 5PU

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues


St Mark's Church Hall

North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ

Accessible parking: 2 bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

Slightly narrow doorway (74 centimetres wide). Level access into the venue from the car park.


Holbrook Tythe Barn

Pondtail Road, Horsham RH12 5JF

Accessible parking: Two bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

Slight lip at the door of the Tythe Barn - there was a slight rise at the door which may be difficult for some wheelchair users.


Holbrook Club

North Heath Lane, Horsham RH12 5PJ

Accessible parking: Two bays. A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

Northolmes Junior School

Leith View Rd, Horsham RH12 4EA

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

There is a ramp which can be laid out for people who require this to gain access to the building.


Littlehaven Infant School

Hawkesbourne Rd, Horsham RH12 4EH

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

Ramp is put out on day to assist with access into venue.


Leechpool Primary School

Leechpool Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6AG

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: No

No other access issues.


Roffey Millennium Hall

154-156 Crawley Rd, Horsham RH12 4DT

Accessible parking: 2 bays within 20 metres of the entrance and 2 more bays approximately 80 metres from the entrance.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.

Holy Trinity Church Hall

Rushams Rd, Horsham RH12 2NT

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Greenway School

Greenway, Horsham RH12 2JS

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Not easy to access from the polling station.

No other access issues.

Henfield Village Hall

Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB

Accessible parking: 4 bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

There is a ramp near the entrance to allow level access to the venue.

Barns Green Village Hall

4 Muntham Drive, Barns Green, Horsham RH13 0PT

Accessible parking: A bay next to the ramped access will be marked out on the day.

Accessible toilet: Partially accessible (slightly smaller than a usual accessible toilet)

No other access issues.


Slinfold Village Hall

The Street, Slinfold, Horsham RH13 0RR

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

Although there is a smooth accessible entrance, there is a steep incline to get to the building, which may be difficult for some independent wheelchair users (assistance may need to be provided)


Warnham Village Hall

Hollands Way, Warnham, Horsham RH12 3RH

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues

Parish Room, Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding

Handcross Road, Plummers Plain, Horsham RH13 6NU

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

There are several steps into the venue, which makes it difficult for wheelchair users.


Mannings Heath Village Hall

Golding Lane, RH13 6JU

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

No other access issues.


St Andrew's School Nuthurst

Nuthurst Street, Nuthurst, Horsham RH13 6LH

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes (by arrangement, because it is through the school which is open during elections)

No other access issues.

Sandham Hall, Coldwaltham

London Road, Coldwaltham, Pulborough RH20 1GG

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Pulborough Social Centre

Swan View, Pulborough RH20 2BF

Accessible parking: 2 accessible bays. A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: partly accessible

No other access issues


Amberley Church Hall

School Rd, Amberley, Arundel BN18 9NA

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: No

There is no level access into the hall, which may make it difficult for wheelchair users.

Rudgwick Hall

Guildford Road, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 2JN

Accessible parking: 1 bay

Accessible toilet: No

Narrow ramp to entrance, which would be difficult to navigate for scooter users.

Bluecoat Sports Centre, Christ's Hospital

Christ's Hospital, Horsham RH13 0YB

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Southwater Leisure Centre

Pevensey Rd, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9XZ

Accessible parking: 3 bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Southwater Village Hall

Church Lane, Southwater RH13 9BT

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Beeson House

26 Fairbank Rd, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9LA

Accessible parking: 3 bays in Lintot Square close to the venue. 5 accessible bays in the overflow car park behind Beeson House.

Accessible toilet: 2, one on each floor

The lift is not suitable for scooters.


Coolham Village Hall

Billingshurst Rd, Horsham RH13 8GN

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Andrew Hall, Shipley

Red Lane, Shipley, Horsham RH13 8PH

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

There is a step into the hall, a hand/grip rail is located inside the hall adjacent to the door frame. The venue is likely to be unsuitable for disabled people who find steps difficult.

The Steyning Centre

Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ

Accessible parking: 2 bays

Accessible toilet: Yes

Undulating entrance, and no handrails. Assistance may need to be provided.

Storrington Guide Hall

Brown's Lane, Storrington RH20 4LQ

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Sullington Parish Hall

Thakeham Rd, Storrington, Pulborough RH20 3PP

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Washington Memorial Hall

School Lane, Washington, Pulborough RH20 4AP

Accessible parking: A dedicated parking space close to the entrance used needs to be set up on polling day.

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.

Ashington Community Centre

3 Foster Lane, Ashington, Pulborough RH20 3PG

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.


Thakeham Village Hall

Storrington Road, Thakeham, Pulborough RH20 3EJ

Accessible parking: An accessible bay needs to be marked out outside main entrance.

Accessible toilet: No

The hall is down a long, bumpy road.


West Chiltington Village Hall

Mill Road, West Chiltington, Pulborough RH20 2PZ

Accessible parking: Yes

Accessible toilet: Yes

No other access issues.