Grove Road Primary School, Tring

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Prior to now Grove Street Major Faculty, Tring, Hertfordshire, has been used as a polling station for two,340 voters

A college has requested not for use as a polling station in future after educating workers had been abused by voters.

Prior to now Grove Street Major Faculty, Tring, Hertfordshire, has been used as a polling station for two,340 voters.

However the faculty has requested Dacorum Borough Council to discover a new venue for voters within the Tring East and Tring Parish Dunsley wards to make use of.

Lecturers had been abused by voters and the polling station posed a threat to youngster security, the varsity stated.

The council’s electoral overview sub committee, which meets on Wednesday, is wanting on the request from the varsity, in response to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The officer’s report back to the committee stated: “The varsity’s representatives have expressed critical reservations about the usage of the location as a polling station, primarily on safeguarding grounds, although there are additionally recorded incidents of educating workers being abused by guests to the polling station.”

Nonetheless, Tring City Council has already instructed the varsity it can’t assist the transfer.

The authority stated the varsity was the “finest location within the ward” and that a polling station on the faculty promoted consciousness of native democracy amongst the youngsters.

Relocating the polling station away from the varsity would set a precedent for different colleges within the city, stated a city council spokesman.