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Joint police station and council office for Windsor?

Joint police station and council office for Windsor?

Francis Batt

Joint police station and council office for Windsor?

Hopes are growing that Windsor might continue to have its own police station - despite the force's plans to sell off the existing site in Alma Road.

The Thames Valley force announced last March that it wanted to save £140,000 a year by selling the existing police station.

But this week it was revealed that the force might be teaming with the Royal Borough to provide a joint facility.

The borough regards its Windsor premises at Sheet Street as increasingly out of date. One possibility could be the redevelopment of the site to accommodate a police station and council office.

A full study will be carried out to pinpoint a suitable site this summer.

Cllr MJ Saunders (Con, Bisham and Cookham), the Royal Borough’s cabinet member for planning and property, said: “When two public service organisations have accommodation needs at the same time it makes perfect sense to look at how we might work together."

The Windsor and Maidenhead local police area commander, Superintendent Kate Ford, said that police wanted to keep a visible and accessible presence in the town.

The Royal Borough is also keen to include its operations in York Road and Tinkers Lane as part of any future plans.

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