‘Costly’ Lincoln police station to be sold off to save money for new shared emergency hub

Police officers will move out of the West Parade station in Lincoln as part of plans to share headquarters with fire and ambulance services, Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has confirmed.

In an interview with The Lincolnite, Marc Jones refuted rumours that the station would be demolished, stating that it will be sold at a date yet to be finalised.

This comes after police and fire services moved into a shared headquarters in Nettleham today as part of plans for closer, more joined up working.

The move today is the first step in the Blue Light Collaboration, with fire’s 999 control facility due to co-locate with the police in Nettleham later this year and a new £16 million ambulance, police and fire station to be built at South Park in Lincoln by 2019.

The opening of the new shared police and fire headquarters at Nettleham. Photo: Steve Smailes / The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones said: “By leaving West Parade, with its costly overheads and maintenance costs, and moving to South Park and sharing with the fire and ambulance services, we can save money and encourage greater collaboration.

“Negotiations are at a very advanced stage to relocate the neighbourhood policing team for the city centre into City Hall alongside the ASB and licensing teams as part of the community hub.”

Photo: Steve Smailes / Lincolnshire Reporter

The Lincoln Police Station, affectionately known as the Ryvita building.