6th Dec, 2016

Police’s new home will be sweeter for all

Joshua Godfrey 11th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE police now have a new home after moving into two newly-refurbished rooms at Wychavon’s Civic Centre.

The move follows Wychavon District Council taking back the freehold to the town’s police station, which had long been considered unfit for purpose due to its size.

Pershore Town and Rural South and Rural North Safer Neighborhood Team have been given a 10-year lease to use the two refurbished rooms at the council’s Queen Elizabeth Drive base.

Wychavon will now refurbish the former police station so it can be rented out as office space.

Sgt Sarah Kent, from Pershore Safer Neighbourhood Team, said “We’re really thrilled to have moved to our new location in the Civic Centre. It has everything we need and is really fit for purpose. I’m sure we’ll enjoy making it our new home.”

Vic Allison, Deputy Managing Director at Wychavon District Council, said: “This is a good move for both the police and for us. The police needed less space than the former police station was offering and so by providing them with two rooms at the Civic Centre, it means that we now have a great location to offer to a small business looking to expand and an additional way to generate income that will help support our services to residents.”

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “This arrangement maintains the same police visibility and presence within the local community, whilst delivering the service in a much more efficient way. This is a great example of collaboration and partnership working, something I would like to see more of across the West Mercia force area.”