IT HAS been confirmed that Dursley police station will not be closing. 

Previously the Gazette reported that the station might close or join together with the fire station.

Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Nelson has confirmed there are no closure plans for Dursley police station. 

PCC Chris Nelson said: “I am keen to increase the visible presence of the police within our communities. 

“Recruiting more beat officers is part of that solution as is increasing the police estate footprint.

“I am also very much in favour of collaboration with our partners and, to me, it makes perfect sense to share facilities with Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service where practical. 

“Dursley is not one of the locations we are considering as there would be no improvement on the existing set-up. 

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“We are, however, looking at other locations in the county where moving-in with GFRS would benefit the local community”. 

PCC Chris Nelson spoke with Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie earlier this month during a meeting at the Dursley police station to discuss violence against women and girls. 

“I am happy to go on record and put this rumour to bed: Dursley Police Station will remain open,” said Siobhan.

“I thank the PCC for clarifying the situation and I hope it reassures Dursley residents.”

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service commissioned a feasibility study in June into whether six fire stations could be shared with the police.

The survey looked at stations in Dursley, Stroud, Cirencester, Stow, Newent and Winchcombe.

A full report is due to be published soon