Bracebridge Heath police station to close down

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The police station in Bracebridge Heath will be closed down in September.

The closure is part of plans for a joint emergency services hub on South Park in Lincoln, which will cost £21 million.

Local police community support officers will still patrol the local area, but response officers will be moved to the city centre.

The new station will feature a three storey building, with service specific office space, operational accommodation and shared areas.

Officials are claiming that policing of the Bracebridge area will not be affected by the plans.

A decision is yet to be made on the future of the building.

Chief superintendent Nikki Mayo said: “We have identified that we no longer need the Bracebridge station as an operational police station.

“Our policing of Bracebridge and the surrounding area will not be affected as we will have police officers within two miles of the old station to respond to urgent incidents.

“Residents will continue to see them walking the beat in Bracebridge as usual.

“These officers will be looking to maximise opportunities to meet with residents in local establishments to help with any concerns that they have.”