THE future of St Annes police station is assured – whatever the outcome of the county force’s consultation process which begins on Friday, July 1.
That is the pledge of the divisional police chief in the wake of fears the landmark building in St Andrew’s Road North could face the axe unless it is better supported.
Lancashire Police are looking to save millions of pounds by completely closing some stations around the county and shutting the front counter at others. Under the controversial proposals, Lytham’s station is set to close completely and there will no longer be a front counter service at Kirkham police station.
While St Annes is recommended to stay open, the town’s Chamber of Trade expressed fears the situation could change following a 12-week public consultation which starts tomorrow.
But Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Richard Debicki, has been quick to issue a firm assurance the St Annes police station is safe for the foreseeable future.
“The proposals for the closure of some police station front counters, or the sale of police stations, do not include the station in St Annes,” he told the Express.
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