I see from a report in the generally on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser that Brownhills Police Station – virtually mothballed already – looks set to close and be sold off, along with the main Walsall headquarters in Walsall at Green Lane and other local sites.
The police presence in Brownhills will be moved to the former police house next door.
Where this leaves the award-winning Brownhills Police Safety House, I’m unsure, and I think that requires clarification. Surely it can’t fulfil both functions when acting as a station?
The report in the Advertiser says:
Services provided at Brownhills main station will be moved into a modern detached house on the same site, which is the crime prevention facility for the force.
The move is expected to take place over the next two years.
Chief Supt Sturman added: ‘It makes sense to move into a more modern facility because the main station is under utilised.’
The neighbourhood policing team will be accommodated alongside Aldridge, Streetly and Pheasey teams.
Read the full article here.
I’m not surprised, frankly; Brownhills has been virtually abandoned for years, but it’s sad to see it go. As for moving Green Lane into Bloxwich and the Civic Centre, that sounds like madness to me – but the force has the pound signs in their eyes. That land will be worth a fair bit.