Corsham police visit town's campus site

Wiltshire Times: Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team during a visit to the town's campus site Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team during a visit to the town's campus site

Corsham Neighbourhood Policing Team visited the town's campus site to take a look before moving there later this year.

The team is due to move to Springfield Corsham community campus in June before the site opens fully in the autumn.

The community campus programme, funded by Wiltshire Council, will see a number of community services in one location to provide better access for local people.

PC Hazel Anderson, Community Beat Manager for Corsham, said: "This was a great opportunity for us all to visit the Corsham campus site and see the progress being made.

"We are all really looking forward to moving to the campus, especially as it will be the first campus opening in Wiltshire. There should be real benefits from being based at this hub with other community services."

The campus will be a public, communal space that will include leisure facilities and a new library as well as other spaces available for community use, youth services, learning disabilities activities and private hire.

There will also be an office area and meeting space for the police, Wiltshire Council and a number of voluntary organisations to use.

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6:30am Sat 8 Feb 14

Sherford890 says...

In my opinion this is just another community sharing project introduced by the Police Commissioner to save money, the Corsham police site will be sold off like Chippenham, Pewsey and Salisbury and once sold the money will no longer be available to the police and he will continue to look for other ways of making cuts. What happens if his plan of sharing facilities fails in a few years time like that of the brand new build for the Fire/Ambulance control room in Devizes that has now failed and we have a large building which is under-used. What would have happened if the Fire and Ambulance had sold their buildings where would they be now. Wiltshire has just announced further cut-backs in staff so effectively the force will only have around 900 officers these could easily be policed from a regional police service joining five forces together Avon and Somerset Dorset Gloucestershire Devon and Cornwall and Wiltshire this would make tremendous savings in Crime Commissioners and Chief Officers of police. The Wiltshire Crime Commissioner since taking office has shared so much in the name of cost cutting/Budget savings, Police pay, administration, roads policing, forensic science, major crime units, firearms, public order units and probably a number of other things so the Wiltshire Police no longer have control of the aforementioned they share them with other forces so it makes sense to share senior managers and crime commissioners to save money. The closure of police stations cannot be a good thing as the public will now have to go on-line or telephone or visit council run premises to see a police officer, do council employees want people who are suspected of crimes visiting their offices to sign-on do you really want to get on a bus to go to the council offices in Salisbury to see a police officer do you want your response police travelling from Trowbridge to Pewsey at high speed to get to you if you have a problem because that is what is happening to Wiltshire Police. Community police officers don't work 24/7. The First and Best police force needs amalgamating with another force lets, bite the bullet and and save money by getting rid of Wiltshire police. Fire and ambulance seem to operate okay in regions so why not the police and for those who reply we want local police you don't have it now maybe a few community PCSO's are local but with cut backs they will go soon.
In my opinion this is just another community sharing project introduced by the Police Commissioner to save money, the Corsham police site will be sold off like Chippenham, Pewsey and Salisbury and once sold the money will no longer be available to the police and he will continue to look for other ways of making cuts. What happens if his plan of sharing facilities fails in a few years time like that of the brand new build for the Fire/Ambulance control room in Devizes that has now failed and we have a large building which is under-used. What would have happened if the Fire and Ambulance had sold their buildings where would they be now. Wiltshire has just announced further cut-backs in staff so effectively the force will only have around 900 officers these could easily be policed from a regional police service joining five forces together Avon and Somerset Dorset Gloucestershire Devon and Cornwall and Wiltshire this would make tremendous savings in Crime Commissioners and Chief Officers of police. The Wiltshire Crime Commissioner since taking office has shared so much in the name of cost cutting/Budget savings, Police pay, administration, roads policing, forensic science, major crime units, firearms, public order units and probably a number of other things so the Wiltshire Police no longer have control of the aforementioned they share them with other forces so it makes sense to share senior managers and crime commissioners to save money. The closure of police stations cannot be a good thing as the public will now have to go on-line or telephone or visit council run premises to see a police officer, do council employees want people who are suspected of crimes visiting their offices to sign-on do you really want to get on a bus to go to the council offices in Salisbury to see a police officer do you want your response police travelling from Trowbridge to Pewsey at high speed to get to you if you have a problem because that is what is happening to Wiltshire Police. Community police officers don't work 24/7. The First and Best police force needs amalgamating with another force lets, bite the bullet and and save money by getting rid of Wiltshire police. Fire and ambulance seem to operate okay in regions so why not the police and for those who reply we want local police you don't have it now maybe a few community PCSO's are local but with cut backs they will go soon. Sherford890
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