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Police in Filton say it’s “business as usual” following station closure

Posted on Friday 28th March 2014 at 8:46 am by SH (Editor)

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Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed the closure of Filton Police Station, with staff being transferred to Southmead Police Station until the new police centre currently being constructed in Patchway (in front of the Rolls-Royce site) is ready later this year.

The Filton station, in Gloucester Road North, closed on 4th March. The move came days after planning permission to redevelop the site, through the construction of 18 affordable homes, was granted to Knightstone Housing by South Gloucestershire Council.

A police spokesperson told The Journal:

“Filton police station has closed, but officers continue to patrol the area from a temporary base at Southmead Police Station, two miles down the road.”

Chief Inspector Simon Ellis said:

“Minor delays in construction meant the new building [in Patchway] wasn’t ready, as scheduled, when the old station closed in early March following the sale of the site.”

“The local teams are patrolling their beats, running drop-in sessions and making appointments to see people as usual.”

“The public enquiry office at Southmead is available between 8am and 10pm every day if you need to visit a police station.”

You can always report crime or contact your local officers online, through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk, or by calling 101.

The force says it hopes to be able to move into the new police centre in Patchway in May or June. It will include a public enquiry office as well as a new custody unit.

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