Park Lane Police Station in Broughton to close
August 9, 2012, 9:16 am
Park Lane Police Station in Broughton, Salford will soon be put on the market on behalf of Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA).
Dating back to the early 1900s, the police station has not been open to the public for many years and neighbourhood officers have not been based there.
The building was the headquarters for the north division of Salford City Police Force from 1935, until it was converted in the early 1960s to form a section station and police accommodation.
Cllr Paul Murphy, Chairman of the GMPA, said: “Park Lane police station is an old building and is no longer suitable for modern policing needs. As it hasn’t been open to the public for many years and neighbourhood officers have not been based there the decision to sell the building does not affect local policing.
“We have worked closely with the neighbourhood policing team, the Community Safety Trust (CST) and Salford City Council to ensure local people are kept informed of our plans.”
Superintendent Wayne Miller, Salford Division, said: “Residents will not notice a change in the service provided by us. Officers continue to be operational in the Broughton and Broughton Park area and can be contacted either by telephone, email, Twitter, community meetings or while they are out and about on patrol.
“We’ve also had positive feedback from residents since we started our drop-in sessions at the nearby Broughton Hub, which take place Monday to Friday, 12pm to 1pm. This has provided a great opportunity to work more closely with Salford City Council and other partners, tackling the issues that matter most to local residents.”
There is currently only one department (Public Protection Investigation Unit) based at the police station, which will relocate to Swinton Police Station leaving the property empty.
You can contact the Salford East Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 5127 or by emailing email@example.com. You can also follow the team on Twitter – @GMPSalfordEast.
It is expected the building will be auctioned in September. Urban Vision is managing the sale on behalf of GMPA.
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