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It certainly would make sense if Newark Police Station were to move to Castle House.

It would be a lot easier for blue lighting police cars to get out of Newark without risking accidents in the town centre. It would also help to justify the size and cost of building Castle House in the first place.

What then would happen to the existing police station? It’s a building not without attractive features ­— a nice frontage with specimen trees, and given its modern construction, it would probably be fairly easy to re-configure the interior. It could make a good hotel.

It is close to the town centre and with the added benefit, unlike the emerging Travelodge, of copious car parking facilities and room for further development. ­— SC MCCARTHY, Newark, via email.

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