Reader's letter: Safer option
I read with interest of the opening of a community hub at Chatham Court, Albert Street, Newark.
Of particular interest was the statement of Eleanor Smalley, burglary reduction officer at Nottinghamshire Police: “Its going to be a go-to point for residents. Just knowing its open will make residents feel safer.” David Lloyd expressed similar sentiments.
Surely the same could be said of a police station in the community it serves?
We open a community hub so residents feel safer but move the main police station to the edge of town away from residents. Something of a contradiction.
In his letter to the Advertiser, the Chief Constable says: “Operationally I am satisfied the location of Castle House would work well for the police.”
I’m sure it would, but what about the public at large Chief Constable? — GRAHAM E. DICKENSON, via email.