Views sought on police move to Manor Walks

Proposals to move a policing team in Cramlington are to go on public display.

Northumbria Police is looking to re-locate the Cramlington neighbourhood policing team to an upstairs unit within the nearby Manor Walks shopping centre.

Officials say the proposed new premises will make officers more accessible, helping the force save money on the cost of maintaining older, more expensive buildings.

Cramlington police station is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and is available for members of the public to report crimes or seek advice. The new proposed premises will also be open to the public at the same times.

Residents are now being asked for their views on the proposed move.

A display with information about the proposal will be in the lobby at Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, from Friday, November 28 to Friday, December 12.

Residents are invited to look at the proposal and give any feedback by completing a comment card and putting it in the post box at the leisure centre.

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird said: “This proposal aims to keep the Cramlington officers in the heart of the community they serve and I hope people will take the time to let us know their views on this proposed move.”

Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: “We want to make sure that neighbourhood officers are accessible to local people and this proposed new base in the busy shopping centre will help us to achieve this.”