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Plans revealed for new police hub in High Peak

Plans have been unveiled to create a new multi-million pound police response hub in the High Peak. 

The exact location or cost of the new base hasn't yet been confirmed, but it would be funded through Derbyshire Police's four-year capital programme. 

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa gave the go-ahead to the proposal at the latest meeting of his Strategic Priorities Assurance Board. 

A spokesperson said it would 'deliver increased policing visibility in the north west of the county and provide a more effective base to address future risks and threats'. 

The PCC welcomed news that exploratory talks have been agreed with the landowners and said the new hub would provide a significant boost to safety in the area.

“The launch of this new response hub will give some reassurance to our communities in North West Derbyshire we take their safety and wellbeing extremely seriously,” said Mr Dhindsa.

“These exciting plans will put police officers where they belong – right in the heart of the community.  It will also strengthen our response to the issues that matter most to local people and maximise the way police resources are utilised.

“The new hub is the latest in a package of measures to boost the policing presence in the North West of the county and is part of my ongoing commitment to increase visibility and reduce the fear of crime across our communities.”

The new response hub will be in addition to the police bases in Buxton, Glossop and a new base at New Mills - which police will share the fire service. 

A spokesperson said it's part of a new model of policing for the county which 'will ensure local policing is aligned and integrated with other local public services to improve outcomes for local people'. 

The announcement has also been welcomed by the leader of High Peak Borough Council and a police chief. 

Councillor Anthony Mckeown said: “Having a responsive local police service is very important to our communities. This investment in a new hub for the High Peak is excellent news.

“This new hub will help to ensure the visibility of our local police service. It will help our local police to build confidence in responding to local issues. I’m sure that our residents will feel and be safer as a result.”

Chief Superintendent Hayley Barnett said: “The new response hub for the north west of the county is a welcome addition to help keep our communities in the High Peak safe.

“We know that our communities want to see officers in the areas they live and work and this new hub will strengthen the relationship and provide the visible presence that people want to see.

“This new hub is in addition to our current stations – which will continue to serve the communities across the north west of the county.”

Main image:

The existing police station on Ellison Street in Glossop. 

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