Saturday, January 27, 2018
BRIGG TO GET MORE POLICE BASED IN THE TOWN
Brigg will be getting more police officers, and they will be based in the town.
This was exclusively revealed by Coun Mike Campion during the Town Council's January meeting.
In recent years the police station on Barnard Avenue has seen a changed role, housing specialist 'public protection' staff, rather than its long-familiar role of neighbourhood policing.
However, Coun Campion, pictured below, said community officers "will be coming back" - and this would happen "in the very near future."
He stressed that Brigg would again have "an active police station" as part of a recruitment drive for 300 additional officers by Humberside Police.
"I think everyone on the council will be delighted about that," he added.
Coun Campion said he had heard the good news for Brigg at an earlier meeting he attended elsewhere and had asked Keith Hunter, Humberside's Police & Crime Commissioner, for approval to inform Brigg Town Council. Authority had been granted for him to do so.
Coun Rob Waltham, pictured above, said they should commend the government for making additional Home Office funding available. And the North Lincolnshire Council leader pointed out that an increase was planned in what local people will have to pay for Humberside force policing in their council tax during the financial year beginning this April.
"So it does not come without cost," he said of the policing plan.
NF ADDS: We have since approached Humberside Police about the number of additional officers our town will be given and when this plan will come into force. We are also keen to know the breakdown in terms of constables and police community support officers (PCSOs).
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