Police Station to close as move to fire station nears
Police Station is to close and its officers are set to move into
smaller new facilities at the town's fire station, it has emerged
area's top police officer told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week about
the latest on the cost-saving plans.
Inspector Sean Williams said: "In an effort to ensure we
are being as efficient and cost-effective as possible, we have
reviewed all of our estate over the past few years."
many of our staff now based in Bridgwater, we no longer need such
a big building in Burnham so we are able to move to smaller premises."
aspects of the current building, such as the old custody cells,
are also no longer used and are not fit for purpose."
will close Burnham-On-Sea Police Station and open a new station
nearby with an enquiry office and local policing base."
added: "The current site is being prepared for sale and the
plans for co-locating with the fire service are progressing."
public should not see a change in the service we provide them
He added that there are no fixed dates for the closure yet but
that the community would be updated as the changes near.
and Somerset Police has to make savings of £42m over four
years to keep in line with the Government's recent spending review.
Contact Burnham-On-Sea.com on the closure of Burnham Police