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Droitwich Police Station to close
4:57pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
DROITWICH Police Station will be closed under cost-cutting measures.
The station in Ombersley Street East is set to shut and officers deployed from an alternative shared facility in the area.
West Mercia's chief constable and police and crime commissioner have jointly revealed the new local policing plans today.
David Shaw and Bill Longmore were at West Mercia Police’s Hindlip Park to explain the force's new policing model.
In a statement it said the plans were a result of the austerity measures and Government financial plans for West Mercia Police which is required to identify £20.1 million in savings by 2015.
The location of the new building that will be used by the town’s police officers has not yet been revealed.
Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore said: “I have worked very closely with the chief constable on this plan. Now this plan has been presented to me I will be seeking feedback from communities to ensure it is entirely fit for meeting the needs of those who live, work and visit West Mercia.
“It is vital to remember at this time that every pound saved on our estate means more money to protect people from harm.
“Fewer buildings equals more protection and the innovative new ways of working we will be delivering as part of our new policing model will mean less need for expensive buildings which are not fit for purpose.
“Ultimately the fewer buildings we have and the more we reduce our estate the more resources we will have to protect communities.
“This new approach will deliver significant savings both now and in the future.
“However despite all these changes the public will see an increased presence on their streets and channels through which they will be able to meet and speak with a member of our workforce will be broadened.”