(L-R): Back - PCSO Richard Dunn and CSO Richard Crowhurst Front: Tim Wendels from Estates and Paddy Tipping
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping paid a visit to Southwell Police Station this week and confirmed his commitment to retaining a police base in the town.
He said: “I’m confident that we can maintain a police presence in Southwell and discussions with the council are going well. I hope that we can conclude the matter soon and positively but we do have other alternatives if that doesn’t prove possible.”
The Force currently rents a police base in Southwell Town Council’s offices but requires less space than the original facilities provide.
The PCC was joined on his visit by Nottinghamshire Police Estates Manager Tim Wendels and local PCSOs Keith Crowhurst and Richard Dunn, to enable him to discuss policing in Southwell and assess the space and facilities required for the town’s police base in the future.
Discussions are currently underway with the council to reduce the size of the space they occupy.
Commenting ahead of his visit, Commissioner Tipping said last week: “Nottinghamshire Police is committed to maintaining a police base in Southwell and this visit will enable me to discuss the actual space required with those who work there and then hear about local policing issues in the town.
“The public will still be able to contact their local police officers in Southwell, I appreciate fully how important that is to them.”
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Posted on Tuesday 9th February 2016