Winchester Police station on North Walls faces the possibility of closure as pressure on staff mounts.
In order to save money and cut valuable costs, city beat areas are making plans to merge. This could mean those based at Winchester Police station would be relocated to the local fire station on Easton Lane, opposite the student halls of residence, Erasmus Park.
Due to government cuts millions of pounds are being saved on the Hampshire Constabulary. However there will be no cuts in frontline employment. Police stations all over Hampshire are being ‘sold off’ according to PC Joe Zubaidi.
The areas are still covered – for example, in Winchester we won’t own a police station but the response teams will be working out of the fire station.Joe ZubaidiPolice Constable
Over 2000 officers will end up being relocated across the UK as the British Government merge buildings to save on the cost of estates bills and running costs.