Edlington Police Station has re-opened

It follows a consultation with local residents.

The re-opening of Edlington Police Station has been hailed as a "significant moment" for the local community.

South Yorkshire Police said:

"Consultation with local residents and listening to concerns from the community has been at the centre of the decision to reopen the station. This is the first step in a longer-term strategy around enhancing neighbourhood policing in this area and developing positive relationships with local people.”

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “While I welcome the re-opening of Edlington Police Station and the police that will be stationed there, we must not lose sight of the fact that this is only a partial restoration of what has been lost during ten years of Conservative government cut backs. “Police numbers fell by 22,000 nationally and 600 in South Yorkshire. This created a vacuum in communities like Edlington which allowed criminality and anti-social behaviour to grow. This has been a real challenge to police and community. “This year I used the policing element of council tax to enable the police to increase overall numbers for the first time since 2010 and to re-open Edlington. “This is what local councillors, the schools and community groups have asked for. It presents both the police and the community with the chance to work together to make a real difference to the sense of safety and security in Edlington. “I give my full support. We must not lose this momentum”.

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