Town Hall police move complete
PUBLISHED: 13:30 02 January 2013
WESTON police station’s front desk has moved to the Town Hall – meaning the public will have to visit the North Somerset Council building to make enquiries to the force.
The move was announced last year but has now come into effect, creating a ‘central hub’ for council and police services.
The police station will remain open and house the police teams themselves, but enquiries will be dealt with at the Town Hall.
Chief Superintendent Julian Moss said: “It makes sense to provide one central location where people can access public services, whether they are reporting a crime, seeking police advice or wanting to talk to someone about housing benefits or council tax.
“We are looking forward to working more closely with our colleagues in the Town Hall to provide a better and more joined up service.”
Councillor Nigel Ashton, leader of North Somerset Council, said: “It has always been our intention to create a hub for public services at the Town Hall so I’m pleased that we have been able to make this happen so quickly, within three months of the new facility opening.
“Accommodating the police extends the range of services available under one roof for local people, and also makes it easier for us to work together forging an even closer working relationship to build safer and stronger communities in North Somerset.
“It also makes financial and operational sense for both organisations.”
The opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Bank Holidays 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
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