Wisbech public meeting will get a glimpse of plans for police station to be housed at town’s fire station
PUBLISHED: 12:54 24 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 24 November 2017
First glimpse of plans for a combined fire and police station in Wisbech will be unveiled at a public meeting on Monday (November 27).
Police and crime commissioner Jason Ablewhite has called the meeting and will explain the rationale behind the proposals before a formal planning application is submitted.
Up to 60 people – capacity numbers – can be accommodated at the council chamber where the meeting will be held.
A town council spokesman said: “The commissioner would like to discuss plans for a new police station in Wisbech with members of the local community before undertaking the formal application process.”
Superintendent Andy Gipp from Cambridgeshire Constabulary will also be present.
The event will be held in Wisbech Town Hall Council Chamber between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 27th November and is open to all Wisbech residents.
Cmabs Fire Authority says the scheme will extend their current station in Wisbech to accommodate the police whilst at the same time refurbishing parts of the fire station itself.
The fire services shares sites at Cambridge, Wisbech, Whittlesey and Chatteris with the ambulance service whilst at fire stations at Dogsthorpe, Ramsey and Linton share with police.
“We are also investigating other fire service locations that may be suitable to share,” said a fire authority report.
Both the fire authority and Cambs Police are evaluating the benefits of creating a share property team to look at shared resources and skills across both services.