The Bath city centre neighbourhood policing team is moving into new space in Manvers Street under a deal agreed between Bath & North East Somerset Council and PCC Sue Mountstevens.
The new police station will be located in Lewis House in Manvers Street and will see the current police presence of an enquiry office and hot desks extended to base the neighbourhood policing team.
“I’m pleased that we can increase the neighbourhood policing presence in the heart of the city opposite the very site of the old police station. While the policing resources for Bath have not changed I hope that residents will be reassured by our commitments to the city, thanks to the support of Bath and North East Somerset Council.”PCC Sue Mountstevens
Councillor Tim Warren, leader of the council, added “This is a huge boost for our city. I am delighted that we have been able to secure this move of the Bath neighbourhood policing team to Lewis House, providing local policing from the heart of our city.”
Over the coming months, subject to finalising the details, work will be carried out to alter the building to meet the needs of the police and the space will be rented by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The council One Stop Shop will continue to operate from the ground floor, but with a reduced footprint to reflect changing customer demand and planned operational changes to the service.
Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “We have always had 24/7 patrolling police officers and dedicated neighbourhood teams in Bath – latterly based in Lower Bristol Road. However, it’s great to have the opportunity to expand our public enquiry office and neighbourhood base for a more visible policing presence.”