Esher Police Station now at Civic Centre
By dittonboy | Monday, June 25, 2012, 17:01
Back in March 2011 we were told that several police stations in Elmbridge, including Esher, would be relocating. Read more here. Now, Esher's has relocated to a front counter service in council offices in the Civic Centre.
Esher police station has now relocated to offices in the Civic Centre
The initiative is part of Surrey Police's aim to make savings and the future of the building on the High Street is still unknown although a bid has been made.
According to Inspector David Hollingsworth, the police counter services will provide a one-stop shop for all services under one roof in Elmbridge. Does that mean you can pop in, pay your council tax bill and, say, report a crime without the inconvenience of having to travel elsewhere? I don't imagine people will be thinking in those terms and when it comes to reporting a crime, you don't usually have other council matters at the forefront of your mind.
The initiative is spreading across all boroughs in Surrey so we will have to get used to the idea and if a crime is not of a serious nature then I'm sure the public won't mind using a counter. But how about crimes of a more sensitive nature? In the meantime, both Cobham and Walton on Thames police stations are also relocating.
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