Crosspool’s nearest police station is due to close before the end of the year.
Crewe Flats police station on Clarkhouse Road will shut its doors in November, with the Broomhill neighbourhood policing team to be dispersed to other stations throughout the city.
Residents fear that the closure will mean that there will be less visibility of police officers in the area, with our local bobbies less connected and further away from the communities they serve.
The closure is likely to to be the result of cuts to funding. The South Yorkshire Police Federation warned last month that cuts could see South Yorkshire Police officer numbers shrink by a quarter overall between 2007 and 2015.
If you have comments on the threat to the police provision in our community then you can contact the following people to make your views known:
- Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner
- David Crompton, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire by calling 101
- Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam
- Your local councillors