Welcome to my latest update about policing in Loughborough and Shepshed.
As many of you will be aware we are building a new police station at the rear of our current one on Southfields Road. The builders have worked extremely hard and we will be moving in ahead of schedule during the week commencing the 2nd June. Shortly after we move in work will begin to demolish the old building which will then be turned into our car park. I have had a look around inside and the new building will provide a first class policing base in Loughborough.
Here are some pictures of the new building.
Our new building does not have a front enquiry office, and we have now moved that facility to the offices of Charnwood Borough Council on Southfield Road where we will now share enquiry services.
This service will be open between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursdays, and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. This service commenced on Tuesday 6th May, so if you were thinking of visiting the police station, please don’t, we are no longer in a position to receive the general public.
You can still contact us by phone, on 101 for non-emergencies and 999 for emergencies, and if you want information about your local policing team, that can be found by visiting this link.
We have also launched ‘Ask the Police’ a frequently asked question page on our web-site, as we often find that members of the public ring us with requests for information and advice. Have a look at the site as you might find the information you are looking for without the need to call or visit us.
To see the many topics on Ask the Police please visit this link
An important part of what we do at Loughborough is our work with local people, and I was delighted to hear that PC Gary Bailey, and PC Lisa Charles two of our officers from the Loughborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, visited The Carpenter’s Arms, which is a Christian run project to help men with drug and alcohol problems.
Whilst there Gary and Lisa cooked a meal for staff and residents, which I understand was an outstanding success. The feedback we have received about the visit has been excellent and has enabled us to engage with people who may not have had the most positive experience of working with the police.
I mentioned in a previous update that Gary was an experienced officer who had transferred to us from Keyham Lane police station in the City. In a very short space of time Gary has managed to make a strong impression on the local community and I am sure you will be seeing more of him over the next few months.
A significant element of our work at Loughborough is to tackle the issues that are important to the community. We regularly engage and consult with large part of the community as well as statutory and voluntary partners. I would therefore be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete our on-line questionnaire and tell us about issues that you feel need tackling. It can be found by visiting this link.
We use the results from this survey to assist us with setting our neighbourhood priorities.
If you want to receive regular policing updates and information about the Loughborough area please sign up to our community messaging system, Neighbourhood Link.
You can also follow me on twitter
I would appreciate your thoughts and comments about this update, please add a comment at the bottom,
Insp Nathan Kirk
Loughborough Police Commander