Officers to remain at Thornbury Police Station until the autumn
BEAT officers will remain at Thornbury Police Station until it changes hands in the autumn, the Gazette has learnt.
Despite the sale of the station to developer Churchill Retirement Living, pending approval of its application to build 36 sheltered flats on the site, police are still operating from the premises.
They are due to relocate to new offices in South Gloucestershire Council’s Castle Street headquarters when the sale is finalised and construction work begins. Although no date has yet been confirmed, the move is likely to take place in the autumn.
This all depends on councillors approving the planning application and the demolition of the station.
In May last year Avon and Somerset Constabulary announced its decision to shut the station and put it up for sale. The news came a year after the station’s front desk closed to the public in response to a drop in demand.
It had been averaging one or two visits per hour, with only four needing to be dealt with in person each month.