Anna Soubry reacts to the announced Police station reorganisation in Broxtowe

Nottinghamshire Police have unveiled their plans for the future of police stations in Broxtowe. Kimberley police station would close with three new contact points at Kimberley Parish Hall, Ikea and the Temple Centre in Nuthall.

Anna Soubry said “I think it is important to get the views of residents and their elected representatives. I welcome a police presence at the Temple Centre which will improve policing in Nuthall, as will a police point at Ikea which will serve Giltbrook. It is critical Kimberley has a highly visible and active police presence in the town given the shortcomings of the current police station.”

The police station in Stapleford would close and the team currently based there would move to a room at Tesco’s in the town.

Last week Anna Soubry expressed her dismay that decisions appear to have been made without consulting and working with elected representativesl; notably in Kimberley.

“It is imperative that when tough decisions are being made the police work with residents and their representatives to find a consensus.”

The plans also include the loss of the front counter at Eastwood Police Station

“I think the front counter should be retained” said Anna, “Eastwood is not within the constituency but does cover the north of Broxtowe and so it is important that with the changes at Kimberley we keep Eastwood as a fully operational police station.”

Anna has contacted Eastwood’s MP Gloria de Piero to seek her views and to offer to work together.

The plans now go to Nottinghamshire Police Authority who will then hold a public consultation.

“I would urge everyone to make their views known as soon as possible either by contacting me at anna.soubry.mp@parliament.uk or through my web site www.annasoubry.org.uk  or by contacting Notts Police direct by emailing  estatesfeedback@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk