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Wilton and Alderbury police stations CLOSED

Wilton and Alderbury police stations CLOSED

Published by Jack Deery at 5:53am 2nd March 2020. (Updated at 1:05pm 2nd March 2020)

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They haven't been used by officers for a while , but the buildings have now officially been shut.

The stations have been closed from today (Monday 2nd March) after Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner 'reviewed' the police estate and found that the stations are 'no longer meeting operational requirements'. 

As well as Alderbury and Wilton, Malmesbury and Westbury stations have also been affected by this move.

Wilton police station sign (Mike Draper)
Officers haven't been working out of Wilton police station for a while

WHERE WILL OFFICERS BE BASED? 

Wiltshire Police will now start to use local libraries as 'touchdown points' where the public can see officers in person.

For Alderbury, they'll be using Downton's Library, while in Wilton, the town's facility will mean they can remain in the town.

It's a similar system to the one that's being used in Pewsey, now that their police station has closed.

Wilton Police Library Touchdown Point February 2020
Wilton officers with Library staff and Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson

Wiltshire South Inspector Pete Sparrow said: 

“Under our Community Policing model, officers and staff no longer need to return to a police station to do paperwork. They can now do that and more, whilst out and about, thanks to a major investment in mobile technology by the Commissioner. 

Members of the public are welcome to approach our officers at the new touchdown points to discuss local issues or simply have a chat. Or you could arrange to meet them at a mutually convenient time. Of course, if it’s an emergency, we would still expect the public to call 999. For non-emergencies call 101.” 

Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Angus Macpherson, has said that the force will save valuable funds thanks to these closures. 

Wilton Police Library Touchdown Point February 2020
Officers will be available to see us at Wilton Library from now on
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