New police station for Northumberland town

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

A proposal to move police officers to new premises has now been confirmed.

Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team will relocate to Arms Evertyne House, Quay Road, Dun Cow Quay later this summer.

The team will re-locate to modern premises, which are more accessible to the public and offer better value for money for the tax payer.

Commissioner Vera Baird said: “We looked at a number of locations and found the space available at Arms Evertyne House to best serve our needs.

“We asked local residents for their views about the proposed move last year, with an information display in the local library, residents and visitors were invited to complete a comments card with their feedback.

“The decision was made after taking on board feedback from residents, businesses and other people in the area. We believe this move will benefit the community with officers based in a busy location sharing space with other agencies including the local authority.

“It’s important that neighbourhood teams are based in places readily accessible by the public to make it easy for residents to contact officers.”

The current police station on Bridge Street is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and the new office will have the same opening hours for the public to visit and speak to an officer about any incidents or to ask for crime prevention advice.

After the team have moved out, the old Blyth police station will be put up for sale and the proceeds from it put back into policing.

Inspector Dave Simpson, Blyth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We’re looking forward to moving into the new premises which are based in a busier area. We are committed to making sure we deliver the policing service our communities need.”