Should a new Community
Police Station be created in Maghull Town Hall?
MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is
asking people living in Maghull tell her if they think it's sensible to open a
new Community Police Station, in Maghull Town Hall.
Jane Kennedy is proposing to locate a new, accessible Community Police Station
in the Town Hall on Hall Lane to replace Maghull's existing Police Station on
the Town's Westway, which is 20 years old and is currently closed to the public.
The proposals are part of the Commissioner's 10 year investment plan which will
modernise Merseyside Police's stations and facilities. The proposals were
unveiled by the Commissioner in October 2014 when she launched a 2 month,
pan-Merseyside consultation which included an online survey, community road
shows and public meetings.
The proposals received overwhelming support, with 92% of respondents agreeing.
At the heart of the proposals was the creation of a network of modern, fit for
purpose Community Police Stations across Merseyside, where neighbourhood police
officers and PCSO's would be co-located in busy local hubs alongside partners.
Since 2014 the Commissioner has been working with Merseyside Police's estates
and facilities team to identify appropriate venues for these new stations to be
located across Merseyside.
Now the Commissioner wants to see if local people agree that Maghull Town Hall
would be the best location for their Community Police Station. It would be the
first Community Police Station to be located in Sefton. Jane said:-
"People across Merseyside overwhelmingly gave me their support for my proposals
to improve Merseyside Police's stations and make them more accessible to the
I think Maghull Town Hall is an excellent location for this Community Police
Station. It is centrally located and will see the policing team co-located with
Councillors, Council workers and a host of voluntary groups which serve the
Now I want to hear the views of local people and make sure that they agree. It
is vital we put these Community Police Stations in the best place for the people
they serve so I really want to know if we've got it right."
Leader of Maghull Town Council, Cllr Patrick McKinley said:- "We welcome
the proposals from the PCC for a new community Police Station in Maghull. A
small group of us have been working and negotiating with Merseyside Police over
the past year to bring this to fruition for Maghull.
We should not underestimate the achievement or the importance of this for the
Maghull Community. We will be the first area to have one of the new generation
of Community Police Stations in the whole of Sefton and this will bring
community police back into the heart of Maghull. It is a clear demonstration of
the PCC's commitment to local Community Policing."
Deputy leader John Sayers said:- "This is a unique opportunity for Maghull
and fits in perfectly with our neighbourhood and antisocial behaviour plans. We
have been working closely with our police on a range of issues and the Community
Police Station will further cement our partnership to help us to address some of
the issues facing Maghull, particularly during times when resources are
stretched. I would like to thank the PCC for demonstrating this commitment to
People are asked to share their views to Merseyside Police directly by sending
Also please tell us your views on the Community Police Station program that
Merseyside Police are putting in place across the Merseyside region. Do
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