Members of the public are invited to attend a pre-planning consultation day to view the plans for the future use of the old police station in Settle.
North Yorkshire Police and Police Authority are holding the event to allow residents, partners and anyone else in who has an interest in the future of the building, to give their views and feedback on the plans.
Last month, the local Settle Safer Neighbourhood Team moved from the old police station, into the adjacent, refurbished stable block. This has enabled the force to provide the same policing service for the town in a sustainable building with reduced running costs, while at the same time, reducing our carbon footprint.
The move is part of the force's Estates Transformation Programme which has seen all of the buildings used by the force, assessed for their current suitability to support the demands of modern policing and sustainability for the future. So far, nine new or replacement local police stations or offices have been opened across the county, with another two set to open in Harrogate in the next few weeks.
The pre-planning consultation event
The pre-planning consultation event is open to everyone.
Craven District Safer Neighbourhood Commander, Chief Inspector Simon Lovell, said:
"Please come along to the event to view and comment on the plans, it's important that local people are kept informed of what's happening in their town and this event is a good way of involving people directly. We welcome all feedback on the plans."
17 April 2012