Shortening arm of the law

Bournemouth Echo: Shortening arm of the law Shortening arm of the law

ANOTHER day, another illustration of the straitened times in which we live.

Today it is Christchurch police station and the surrounding piece of (very valuable) real estate which the police and Dorset and Christchurch councils want to sell.

Police Commissioner Martyn Underhill says he can’t guarantee a station in the borough in future and Chief Constable, Debbie Simpson, talks very carefully of “continued provision...to meet the operational needs of the town.”

Any land sale will probably make good sense. A plan for no police station in a town of 55,000 people will not.

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1:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

coster says...

The facility which was Christchurch Police Station and Magistrates Court ,was this not built using public money and in the event of its sale should not these moneys be returned to the public purse?. The continuing takeover of publicly owned assets seems to have taken us all as normal.
The facility which was Christchurch Police Station and Magistrates Court ,was this not built using public money and in the event of its sale should not these moneys be returned to the public purse?. The continuing takeover of publicly owned assets seems to have taken us all as normal. coster
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4:13pm Tue 29 Apr 14

skydriver says...

The police could take over a few rooms in the council offices, after all they are not all being used I feel sure, since now Christchurch does business with Wimbourne.. The council chamber is a good place to put part of it, and the police cars could be parked out front, .
I think it true to say this building has surplus area to spare.
The police could take over a few rooms in the council offices, after all they are not all being used I feel sure, since now Christchurch does business with Wimbourne.. The council chamber is a good place to put part of it, and the police cars could be parked out front, . I think it true to say this building has surplus area to spare. skydriver
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