Have your say on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred location for a new police station for South Cambridgeshire
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Jason Ablewhite would like your views on his proposal to build a new police station on the outskirts of Milton, Cambridge, next to the Milton Park and Ride site.
A link to view the plans can be found at the bottom of this page.
Over the past year a team of experts has been working alongside the PCC to identify suitable sites to construct a new police station for the south of the county.
Parkside Police Station has provided a good service since its construction in 1967. However, the layout of the building does not meet modern policing requirements for new builds and the number of custody cells (10) needs increasing. At present, when these are full, police officers have to transport the people they arrest to Peterborough. Clearly this takes them away from attending other calls for service in Cambridge and the surrounding area.
A number of other locations have been looked at, but the proposed site at Milton provides the Chief Constable with the best location to meet operational demand. This site has better road access and will enable officers to respond to calls for service more efficiently. It also provides increased custody provision to meet Home Office requirements for new builds.
The site is located next to sustainable transport, (the Milton Park and Ride site) and is within walking distance of Cambridge North Train Station.
Whilst the proposed new station will service the south of the county, a police station and community policing team will remain within Cambridge city, the precise location of which will be decided in due course. A map of the proposed location for the new police station can be found to the left of this page.
The Commissioner will be available to talk to the public and present the plans in venues across Cambridge on the following dates:
Friday 14th June, from 11.30am in the Milton Tesco store, in Milton, Cambridge
Thursday 20th June, from 11.00am at Sainsbury’s, Coldham’s Lane, Cambridge
Thursday 27th June, from 2.30pm at Asda, Beehive Centre, Coldham’s Lane, Cambridge
A survey for people to give their views on the Commissioner’s proposal will opened on Monday 10th June and close on Friday 19th July.
A link to the survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CCZK7CM
To look at the plans, please click on the link below: