Saturday, February 10, 2007

Force will keep open just four of its police stations to save cash.

A police force has been given the go-ahead to close all but four of its stations to the public. Wiltshire Constabulary hopes to save £500,000 a year by replacing the public inquiry desks with local “contact points”.

The 30 contact points that will replace closed inquiry desks are likely to be small booths in high streets and shopping centres but with limited opening hours compared with police stations.

Cath Hollands, chairman of Wiltshire Police Federation, said: “I fear this is the thin end of the wedge towards closing and selling off police stations. These contact points are only going to be open a couple of hours a day whereas the inquiry offices are open around 12 hours.

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