Have your say on proposed Nottinghamshire Police changes at Ashfield Show

THE Police Authority will be on hand to answer questions on changes to front counter services and police stations at the Ashfield Show on Saturday.

Representatives will be explaining more to residents about the proposals, which could see Kirkby Police Station shut, and encouraging people to complete a dedicated survey to find out what people think about the potential plans.

The proposals include retaining front counter services - all with consistent opening times - at 18 key stations, rather than the current 42, and closing 12 stations that are hardly used by the public.

Officers from six of these sites will move into alternative community premises nearby, while the remainder will see officers relocated back to the nearest available station.

The plans mean that everyone in Nottinghamshire will be within a 20-minute journey (or eight mile radius) of a front counter and a neighbourhood policing team.

The Police Authority is keen to find out what local people feel about the changes, although no decisions have been made yet.

Attendees to the authority’s stand will also be able to enter a prize draw for burglary deterrent smartwater kits.

They will also be able to pick up some anti-theft number plate screws to help combat the rise in thefts of number-plates which are then used by criminals who drive off without paying from petrol forecourts.