You're invited to have your say on new location of a new police community base.
A four-week consultation exercise took place from 3 November to 1 December to seek views of the Chester Villages community on a proposal to make changes to the existing Mickle Trafford police base on the School Lane site. The proposal was to relocate to nearby Mickle Trafford Village Hall, where a community police base would be created offering improved public access.
Overall, 202 residents took part in the initial consultation and some agreed that the relocation of the police base is appropriate. Although a number of residents raised concerns regarding the suitability of the village hall as a police base; such as limited parking and the fact that the hall already serves a number of purposes, it does still remain an option.
However, following a review of the responses to the consultation, Acting Chief Constable, Janette McCormick, has decided to broaden the search for possible alternative locations before making a final recommendation to the Police and Crime Commissioner on the proposal.
During the course of the next four weeks, the Constabulary will be working to identify a suitable location for a police post within the Chester Villages community. You're also being invited to have your say and be given the opportunity to put forward your suggestions.
The new police post will need to meet the following criteria:
• be located within the Chester Villages ward;
• have parking facilities;
• be easily accessible to local residents;
• have the space and facilities to accommodate police surgeries and confidential conversations.
You can have your say on this proposal by taking part in an online survey which opened today, Friday 22 December 2018, and closes at midnight on Friday 19 January 2018.
More information on the relocation of Mickle Trafford Police can be found on the Police and Crime Commissioners website.