As from today (March 16th) no longer will Whitchurch Police Station be providing front office services to the public, as the counter closes in the Dances Lane premises.

Hampshire Constabulary say that the closure of over 20 front office services is a result of a restructuring exercise, in an effort to make savings of between £40m and £50m over the next three years.

The nearest front offices to Whitchurch where the public deal with such issues as reporting crime, producing documents, and obtaining advice will be in Andover, Basingstoke or Winchester. However to check times call 101 as they may also be changing as part of the restructure.
Of course in emergencies still call 999.

The Whitchurch offices, whilst no longer having a public counter will still be used for other police operations.

Recently Whitchurch lost its popular PCSO, Wendy Eaglestone, and as yet it is unknown whether there will be a replacement as reported HERE.

Hampshire Police say they will be making more use of social networking such as Twitter to engage with the communities.

As one resident said:

We have lost our banks, our sorting office, our pubs are disappearing, and now our police station. We are on our own.

Details of how to contact the police are set out: HERE

Comments (1)

  • Edmund and Lesley Lea

    We dont want Twitter or Facebook etc, we need Police on the streets of our Town – or what is left of it!

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