Devon And Cornwall Police To Close 34 Bases

It's been revealed Devon & Cornwall Police are to close 34 stations and offices over the next 5 years.

The force is preparing for budget cuts of up to £54m - and it's predicted the closures would save more than £1m a year.  

None of the sites are currently open to the public.

The Police and Crime Commissioner's office say they would prefer to spend the money on officers rather than on bricks and mortar.

Andrew White, chief executive for the PCC said: “For some months we have been considering how best to reduce our estate, to reduce costs and create income whilst still maintaining an effective base for operational policing.

 
“We had hoped to undertake local communications at each location before making this announcement but, as staff at certain locations are being informed of plans, it was fair and transparent to publish the full list."
 
Here's the full list of stations due to close:

Barnstaple West Pilton Police - office closure - lease surrender - relocation to existing estate

Bovey Tracey Police office closure - lease surrender and relocation to Newton Abbot

Callington Police station closure - provision of community base in council office

Dartmouth Police station closure - provision of community base

Exeter - Multi-Agency Services Hub Lease surrender - relocation to County Hall and existing Exeter estate

Exeter – leased unit Lease surrender - relocation to existing Exeter estate

Liskeard Provision of replacement police station - potential tri-service location

OPCC office move Lease surrender - relocation to HQ

Plympton vehicle workshop Partnership co-location with city council and relocation of other functions to existing Plymouth and Plympton estate

St Blazey Police station sale - provision of community base co-located with town council

Torpoint Police station closure - provision of community base 2016-17

Beacon Park Police station closure – relocation to existing estate

Braunton Police station sale - provision of community base co-located with town council

Camborne traffic centre Options include relocation to existing estate and potential partnership co-location

Crediton Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base

Dawlish shop front Lease surrender - relocation to Teignmouth

Holsworthy Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team or community base

Ilfracombe Provision of replacement police station - tri-service opportunity

Redruth Lease surrender - provision of community base

Seaton Lease surrender - potential provision of community base

Torrington Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base or a community base

Truro shop front Lease surrender - partnership co-location and relocation to Truro station 2017-18

Exeter - Heavitree Road Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base following south side development of Middlemoor and relocation of staff

Exmouth Provision of replacement police station

Looe Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base

Plymouth property store - Lease surrender and provision of new central store

St Ives Police station closure - provision of community base

Wadebridge Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base 2018-19

Bude Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base

Helston Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base

Okehampton Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base 2019-20

Launceston Police station closure - Provision of replacement police station (dependent on review of custody provision in Cornwall)

Ivybridge Police station closure - Provision of replacement police facility

Plympton Police station closure - provision of neighbourhood team base

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