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Construction start date confirmed for new Wells Police Station

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Avon and Somerset Police are delighted to announce that construction will be commencing on the new police station at Burcott Road, Wells on 14 September 2020.

The new Wells police station will be home to the local neighbourhood policing team and will be co-located with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DFSRS) at their site on Burcott Road, alongside South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWAST). 

“The new police station is another step in our move away from over-sized and expensive old police stations to more appropriate buildings alongside our partners where local people can access multiple services under one roof.

“The new station will also help officers to meet the needs of local residents and continue to keep the community safe.”

PCC Sue Mountstevens

The neighbourhood police team will remain at the old site on Glastonbury Road until the new site is complete – which will ensure continuation of policing services to the community of Wells. Due to carefully managed construction phase planning, DSFR and SWAST call out provision will also continue to be maintained during the construction works from the Burcott Road site.

“The current police station in Wells was built in 1950 and is no longer fit for purpose for modern day policing.

“The decision to invest in a new facility in Wells is an exciting development for our police team and the community of Wells.”

Chief Inspector Sharon Baker

It is estimated that the work will take 20 weeks to complete and it is anticipated that the new police station will be fully open for use in early 2021. 

“The neighbourhood team in Wells are delighted that the next phase for construction of the new police station at Burcott Road will be starting on 14 September 2020.

“We will remain at our current site throughout the construction phase and will continue to be out and about in the area, working alongside the local community to resolve any issues or concerns.”

Hannah Hood, PCSO Supervisor in Wells