I note from various sources that Walsall’s Police Station on Green Lane in Walsall is closing today for good, and the local rozzers are holding an open house event today, Sunday 9th October 2016, for people to come and say farewell to the 50 year old building, built in the Brutalist style.
From now on Walsall’s main police activity – mainly feeling collars, but also rescuing kittens, eating doughnuts and telling the inquisitive the time – will be undertaken from the recently built station in Bloxwich, or from a new base in the civic centre in Walsall town itself.
Kevin Pitt, West Midlands Police Partnerships Officer, had this to say:
As I’m sure you know by now, Walsall Police Station will shortly be closing.
To mark the station’s 50 years of service to the people of Walsall we are organising a ‘closing day’ event on Sunday 9th October, the highlight of which will be a flag-lowering ceremony at 1pm by the Mayor of Walsall, assisted by our local commander, Chief Superintendent Jo Clews, and accompanied by a bugler.
Subject to availability we’re also hoping to have a ‘drive past’ by police vehicles. Following the flag lowering, the station will be open to the public to view displays and for tours of the building.
The charity Care of Police Survivors will be raising funds to support the families of police officers and staff who have fallen whilst serving.
The station will be open from 11am to 1pm exclusively for former/retired officers and staff to have a last look around.
Walsall Police Partnerships Team
Walsall Police Station
Walsall Police open days are always great events, and this one should be just a bit more special. The event runs from 1pm until 3pm and all are welcome.