Derbyshire police enquiry offices to close

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DERBYSHIRE constabulary has announced proposals to change enquiry office services to the public throughout the county.

Following reductions in police budgets announced in October 2010 the force was left with a budget deficit of £13m by the end of 2012/13 and a predicted total of £24m by 2014/15.

Currently there are 25 enquiry offices across Derbyshire.

The changes will take place between February and June 2012. The first office to close will be Heanor on Saturday, February 4 followed by New Mills on Friday, February 24.

Dates have not yet been set for the closure of offices at Chapel-en-le-Frith, Dronfield, Killamarsh, Shirebrook, Staveley, Alfreton and Belper

Services located at section stations at Cotton Lane and Pear Tree in Derby, Swadlincote, Matlock, Glossop, Clay Cross, Bolsover, Ripley, Ilkeston and Long Eaton will open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Let us know what you think about the proposals.

For more on this story see next week’s Derbyshire Times.