Policing team propose office move

Amble Neighbourhood Policing Team are proposing a move to a new base in the town. Plans are being considered to re-locate the Amble Neighbourhood Policing Team to an office on the upper-ground floor of Fourways 2 building at 6 Dilston Terrace, approximately 100 metres from Queen Street in the main shopping area. The proposed re-location will include a front office facility for the public to visit and help to make officers more accessible, based closer to the main public areas in the town. It will also enable the force to make savings on the cost of maintaining older more expensive buildings. Amble Police Station currently based on Leslie Drive is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and these opening hours will continue at the new location. Now Northumbria Police is asking the community for their views on this proposed move. A display with information about the proposal is in the entrance to Fourways 2 building at 6 Dilston Terrace from Wednesday, April 22, to Wednesday, May 6. Residents are invited to look at the proposal and give any feedback by completing a comments card and putting it in the post box at the entrance to the office block which is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: "We want to hear what local residents think about this proposal and would ask people to come along and give us some feedback.  We want to make sure local people have an accessible and visible police presence at the heart of their community so they can readily seek any advice and help they need from their local officers. "We've always said we'll make sure that no local police officers will re-locate until suitable new premises are found that best meet the needs of the community and we want to make sure local people have a say on this important issue." Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: "I'd like to encourage people to take a few minutes to call into the office and fill in a comments card.  We value the opinion of local people and want to hear what they think. "We want to make sure that neighbourhood officers are accessible to local people and this proposed new base in the centre of Amble will help us to achieve this."

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