Hebburn police station could be on the move

Hebburn police station, in Victoria Road East.
Hebburn police station, in Victoria Road East.

People are being asked to have their say on policing changes in South Tyneside.

Northumbria Police is planning to move its Hebburn police front office facility to the reception area of the newly-opened Hebburn Central facility in Glen Street.

Police chiefs believe the change will make it easy for people to stop off at the police front desk and get help or advice, and arrange to meet with an officer in one of the centre’s meeting rooms.

It will also enable the force to make savings on the cost of maintaining older buildings.

Hebburn Police Station, in Victoria Road East, is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and those front office opening hours would continue at the new location.

As part of the re-location, Hebburn and Jarrow Neighbourhood Policing Team are moving to share premises with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, at Hebburn Community Fire Station in Victoria Road West, an office which is not open to the public.

A display about the proposal is in the reception area of Hebburn Central until Thursday, September 3.

People are asked to give any feedback by completing a comments card and putting it in the post box.

Hebburn and Jarrow Neighbourhood Inspector Don Wade, said: “It’s important to us that local residents have the opportunity to share their thoughts on this proposed re-location for our front office.

“We value the opinion of local people and want to hear what they think.”

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird, said: “We’re committed to making sure our front office facilities are easily accessible and based in central locations, which are convenient for residents to reach.

“We know people value the help and advice they receive from our neighbourhood teams.”