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Amble Police move in to Fourways2

CSO-Darin-Fawcett-and-PC-Donaldson

l-r: CSO Darin Fawcett and PC Donaldson

Amble’s neighbourhood officers have re-located to a new office in the town today – Thursday, August 27.

Officers are now based at the Fourways 2 building, at 6 Dilston Terrace, near the main Amble shopping area.

The move comes after the force asked residents and visitors to the town for their views on the proposals back in April.  People were asked to complete comments cards after viewing a display with information about the move. The responses backed the proposal and Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird was pleased to confirm the decision.

Mrs Baird said: “This new location means officers will be closer to the heart of the community they serve, which is important for us.  It also makes them more accessible to local people as the office is near to Queen Street in the main shopping area.

“Also importantly, it makes financial sense for us as a public service to insist on getting the best value for money on the premises we use. Our older premises are more expensive to maintain and have higher running costs, which is why we are moving to newer buildings which are more cost effective.”

The new office will have the same opening times as the old station, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  The police office, based on the upper ground floor, of the Fourways 2 building is a modern building and has full disabled access.

Temporary Chief Superintendent Sharon Stavers, Northern Area Commander said: “The neighbourhood team are pleased to be based at this new location which is nearer the centre of the community. By sharing premises with other agencies it will enable officers to build new links with partners in Amble as well as to be easily accessible to the wider community.

Amble police station will now be put up for sale and the proceeds put back into policing.

To contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, extension 69191, or visit the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk

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2 Comments

  1. Sad to see removal van being filled with furniture etc at Amble Police Station. sixty years they have been there, Even spending a boat load of cash modernising not so long ago a modern building with ample parking for police vehicles and visitors!! ! Where these suits get their ideas from is a mystery totally out of touch with the general public say it’s a more central position in the town about half a mile from existing building! now just a office in an office block . Three parking spaces at rear access down a back lane !for all the offices and the Trust! . no on street parking, what there is is taken up by residents and current occupiers,The boys club private have parking signs up now! chaos outside chemists at peak times the single yellow lines on Dilston Terrace how long before we see police vehicles parked on them! Why is it that it is front line policing that is hit , not the vehicles / staff and offices of the hierarchy! No matter what the Skirt n Suits say I fear Amble policing level will be a casualty Alnwick will take a priority!bad enough now! Two local police stationed at New building! does not seem enough taking into account Shift hours and holidays and sick.but time will tell,please prove me wrong!!

  2. Old Police Station Empty ! Cameras Vandalised ! No outside lighting, How long before it is stripped of everything inside!!
    and how much will it cost us the Taxpayer to put right!!

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