to 'open library office' when Burnham's Police Station shuts
Police Station's enquiry office looks set to move into the town's
library when the station closes as part of financial cutbacks,
Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has said this week.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
Sue Mountstevens said: "I would like to reassure residents
that there will always be a local police presence in Burnham-On-Sea
with plans for the enquiry office to move into the library."
added: "The fact is that with fewer resources I have to prioritise
people over buildings."
made it clear in 2014 that I would reduce over-sized and under-used
police buildings by 36% in order to focus funding on police officer
here last year that Burnham's Police Station is earmarked
Mark Weston, the Police and Crime Commissioner Conservative
candidate, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I do not support the
closure of Burnham-On-Sea Police Station. I regard it as an important
part of the fabric of community policing."
"I believe that the station is especially important in the
summer when people flock to Brean. The station serves as the hub
for policing the massive increase in people coming to the area."
"I believe that since the financial situation has improved
over what was previously expected that we have the flexibility
to review the planned closure plans and think again at how we
best serve local communities across Somerset, including here in
debate comes as residents across the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
area will go to the polls for the Police and Crime Commissioner
(PCC) election on Thursday 5th May.
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