West Midlands Police

We have had a Police Station In Wednesfield For Many Years!

West Midlands Police wrote to your Councillors in February about the closure of Wednesfield Police station… This is the response I wrote.

“Thanks for the information. But I remain very unhappy about the conclusion. We have had a Police station in Wednesfield for many years. I was unhappy when the original decision to close the Police station was made to the Public.

I remain of the same opinion now, following the latest news.

I think the removal of the Police station will take the Police even further away from the public.

Less and less physical built Police environment, with the public getting even less personal contact with the police is a nonsense. The big losers will be the police. Both in terms of the public connections, and having to travel further distances all the while, for custody suites.

I know that the Police are making these decisions based upon the need to save money….but please, do not tell me it is a better way to deliver service, because it is not!”

Those are the feelings that Cllr Mary Bateman and I have, with regards to the latest information being sent out by WMP- We have not had a response yet.

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more