Weston-super-Mare’s police base to remain open for longer

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 December 2016

Weston Police Station.

Weston Police Station.


Police officers will remain in Weston’s historic police station for longer than expected next year, after construction of a new base for officers was hit by delays.

An artist's impression of the new Avon and Somerset Constabulary policing base at Weston Gateway.An artist's impression of the new Avon and Somerset Constabulary policing base at Weston Gateway.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary will move the majority of officers from the Walliscote Grove Road station to the Weston Gateway base, near junction 21 of the M5, when construction is finished.

The old station will eventually be turned into upmarket flats by North Somerset Council, which owns the building. However, the authority will continue to lease the space to the police until at least June, at a cost of £40,000, after the project fell behind schedule.

The police’s Weston town centre team will remain based in the Town Hall, in Walliscote Grove Road, once the Weston Gateway building is open.

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