Local police station expected to close in November

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:

One Reply to “Local police station expected to close in November”

  1. If you can be bothered writing to Clegg, you could mention that the Home Office’s own report [www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn00634.pdf‎] says Surrey Police, where strength increased by 1% between September 2011 and 2012, was the only force in England and Wales that saw an annual increase in police officers numbers. A hot bed of crime, Surrey? Of course, they do vote Tory.

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