As a result of a recent public consultation Frodsham Police Station is now located at the Fire Station on Ship Street.
The facility was officially opened on November 27th at 1pm by the Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane. Deputy Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Stef Nelson, Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock and Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick were also be there.
Overwhelmingly, of the 358 members of the public surveyed 95% agreed that the relocation of Frodsham Police Station was appropriate during the consultation which took place between 29 August and 25 September. 97% also agreed that Frodsham Fire Station is accessible for local residents.
The fire station which is located on Ship Street is now a joint police and fire base.
Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “I am delighted with this shared base for police and fire in Frodsham. Working together will reduce operating costs for both organisations and most definitely improve joint working between police officers and firefighters.”
Frodsham Fire Station is staffed by on-call firefighters who respond to emergencies by an alerter system. It was identified as a suitable location for a joint police and fire base with the space and facilities to accommodate the same services for officers, staff and members of the public that were, up until now, being delivered at the police station.
Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Paul Hancock said: “This collaboration will not change the way that Frodsham firefighters or police officers respond to emergencies. This cost-effective move brings operational staff together under one roof and will allow for savings to be made by both organisations without affecting the level of service we currently provide.”
The results of the consultation can be found on the Police & Crime Commissioner website www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk