New Police Contact Point Launched In Selston
We officially unveiled our new community funded contact point in Selston this afternoon.
The community of Selston Parish has come together and worked with local officers to develop the site within the Parish Council Hall. It means that officers operating in that area will now have a fixed base rather than working using technology in their vehicles.
The office is being provided free to the local neighbourhood team and local tradesmen provided their time and expertise to help get it up and running.
A launch event took place yesterday afternoon attended by Neighbourhood Inspector Glenn Longden, Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, Superintendent Richard Fretwell and Chief Inspector Simon Allardice. Members of the council were also there including Chairman Sam Wilson and the ribbon was cut by the youngest member of Neighbourhood Watch, 10-year-old George Trafford!
Inspector Longden said: "We knew there was a desire in the community to create this contact point and were delighted to support it. It is a fantastic resource and I would like to thank everyone involved, from those who came up with the idea right through to local tradesmen who gave up their time to make it happen.
"Selston is a really buzzing place to be right now, with a passionate and vibrant community and there is a lot here to be proud of. My team and I are looking forward to continuing our close work with the people in the parish."
PCC Paddy Tipping said: "I’m delighted that we have worked with Selston Parish Council to develop this contact point, which I know is really important to the local community. It’s important that we work with our partners to help us have a police presence across the county and I’m grateful for the Parish Council’s help."
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