Police stations face the axe

A number of police stations across Gloucestershire could be sold off to help the force save £18 million pounds.

Gloucestershire Constabulary say they want to invest in people rather than buildings and keep as many officers on the front line as possible.

Plans could see 'Police Points' set up in libraries in Fairford, Moreton, Newent, Tetbury, Winchcombe, Bishops Cleeve, Lydney, Nailsworth and Stonehouse. 

While police hubs could be set up for officers to work from that would affect Berkeley, Brockworth, Bussage and Tutshill.

While in Wotton-Under-Edge, Bourton-on-the-Water, Churchdown and Whaddon officers could share buildings with partner agencies.

Chair of Gloucestershire Police Authority, Cllr Rob Garnham, has been telling Heart why the changes are needed:

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A number of meetings will be held over the coming months to give us the chance to have our say on the plans and give any ideas for other ways to make savings.

You can find out more at www.gloucestershire.police.uk or email suggestions to futurepolicing@gloucestershire.police.uk

Public Meetings will take place at the following venues:

22/03/2011
Berkeley  Town Hall
7-9pm
 
10/03/2011
Bishops Cleeve Primary School
7-9pm
 
03/03/2011
Bourton-on-the-Water Baptist Church Hall
7-9pm
 
09/03/2011
Brockworth Community Centre
7-9pm
 
11/03/2011
Bussage Village Hall
7-9pm
 
21/03/2011
Churchdown Parish Council Offices
7-9pm
 
10/03/2011
Fairford Town Hall
7-9pm
 
04/03/2011
Lydney Town Hall
7-9pm
 
08/03/2011
Moreton-in-Marsh Area Centre
7-9pm
 
08/03/2011
Nailsworth Town Council
7-9pm
 
21/03/2011
Newent Community School
7-9pm
 
15/03/2011
Stonehouse Town Council Office
7-9pm
 
25/03/2011
Tetbury Dolphin Hall
7-9pm
 
Tutshill
Date and venue TBC
7-9pm
 
22/03/10
Whaddon Pitville school
7-9pm
 
16/03/2011
Winchcombe Abbeyfields Community centre
7-9pm
 
07/03/2011
Wotton-under-edge Civic Centre
7-9pm

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