New police stations in four locations

Suffolk Constabulary reinforces it commitment to providing police services straight to the heart of the communities they serve, by opening four new offices in Debenham, Elmswell, Eye and Ixworth this month.

The police stations are being re-located as part of a joint estates project which will see single buildings used for more than one purpose.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk’s Police & Crime Commissioner said, “We face many financial challenges ahead, and our public service partners are in the same difficult position, so it makes perfect sense for us to look to see where we work together to make savings.

“By working together and looking at new ways of providing our services we can continue to provide excellent services to the people of Suffolk in the heart of the communities in which they live.”

The project involves the county council, the fire service and the health authority working more closely together across the county. The Constabulary will benefit from the sale of the buildings and lower running costs.

The new police offices will be bases for the Safer Neighbourhood Teams and the opening hours of all the stations remain unchanged.

The Debenham office will be operational from December 4th and is located at Debenham Fire Station, next door to the existing police station; the Elmswell office will be operational from December 6th and is based atElmswell Fire Station, close to the existing police station and the Ixworth station, due to open on December 17th, is at Ixworth Fire Station, next door to the existing police station.

Eye Police Station will move to an office at The Lodge, Hartismere Hospital on 10 December and is a joint project with the PCT.