Cambridgeshire Constabulary is to hold a consultation on proposals for a new police station on the outskirts of Milton.
The Constabulary has a consultation website (www.cambspoliceconsultation.co.uk) for the community to get involved and provide feedback on the proposals for the Milton site.
There will also be a virtual exhibition (due to social distancing guidelines and government advice) to answer questions and hear feedback. This includes a series of live chats through the website which will be held on:
Saturday 4th July 10am to 12pm
Thursday 9th July 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday 15th July 12pm to 2pm
Tuesday 21st July from 5pm to 7pm
Saturday 25th July from 10am to 12pm
Thursday 30th July from 12pm to 2pm
A newsletter will be distributed to 8,500 local properties in and around Milton and members of the public will be able to send in their feedback via the website.
The Constabulary also understands there is significant demand for there to be a police station in Cambridge city centre, to act as a base for the city centre policing team, and are committed to providing that. Options are currently being explored, including sharing facilities with other public sector partners. Further details will be provided in due course.
In total the Constabulary considered 22 sites, most recently in June 2020, and after assessing a number of criteria including availability, ecology issues, access and infrastructure, a site next to the Park & Ride facility in Milton was considered the best option. It will be a base for the local community policing team and will enable the police to respond to local population growth and the challenges of modern-day policing.
The consultation will commence at 9am on 1 July and end at 5pm on 31 July.