I have been keen to follow the updates in the Newton News regarding the police station premises.
The police were offered first refusal on the fire service DCP building (the new building that was built to the left of the current station) that the fire service are selling now due to a change of work pattern. But I understand they refused it??
Please could you ask the police and crime commissioner her understanding of why they have not taken up this offer to site the Newton Aycliffe police station only metres away from the current hub?
Also, how much have they been paying the fire service to use their premises as a community hub? I understand that the rental costs to the police have been extremely minimal, therefore they should have been able to use the savings to fund a new base for themselves.
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